The objective of the present work was to study the potential of surface sealers based on resins to avoid color changes of resin composite restoration before the action of a colored drink. Therefore, a sample of 40 discs of nanocomposite Filtek Z350 XT (3M-ESPE) color A2D of 7×2 mm was included, these were conventionally polished with a series of aluminum oxide discs and randomly distributed in 2 groups of 20 specimens. Group 1 was sealed with its entire surface using Fortify® sealant, group 2 was left untreated. All discs (n = 40) were subjected to a thermocycling process after which their initial color was measured by the Vita Easyshadem® point spectrophotometer. Each group of discs was immersed in metallic stainless steel containers, in a concentrated infusion of black tea for 7 days at 37 °C. Finally, the final color was measured in each of the disk groups following the immersion period. Results were subjected to the statistical analysis with the Stata 12 program and the T-Student test with a significance of p <0.05. The results indicated a significant color change in both groups of discs, being slightly lower in the group of sealed discs, however, there was no significant difference between them. In conclusion it was determined that under the conditions of the present study the use of the Fortify® surface sealant did not prevent the color change of the nanocomposite restoration resin.
KEY WORDS: composite resins, sealants, color.
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AGUIRRE, P. A.; GALLEGOS, F. A.; BERSEZIO, M. C.; ESTAY, L. J. & ARIAS, F. R. Resin-based surface sealants: potential to prevent exogenous staining. Int. J. Odontostomat., 12(4):348-354, 2018.