Juan José Christiani; Edgardo Daniel Acevedo & Rocha María Teresa


The color of the restorations is considered one of the characteristics most demanded by patients, whose final success will depend on being maintained over time, without undergoing alterations. The objective of this study was to determine the color variations experienced by reinforced resins when immersed in a pigmenting substance as a function of the time factor and the type of final polishing performed. In vitro experimental study of three nanoparticle resins: Filtek Z-350 XT® (3M), Brillant NG® (Coltene), Tetric N-Ceram® (Vivadent) where color stability was compared when immersed in coffee. 120 Discs of resins (enamel color A3) were made and subsequently divided into two groups: Group 1 usual polishing protocol Group 2: usual protocol plus Biscover® (Bisco) light-curing sealer. The samples were stored in distilled water in an oven at 37° for 24 hours for hydration. Color was recorded using the Konica Minolta® colorimeter. Subsequently, the samples were immersed in coffee, and the color was taken again at 24 hours and 7 days. Data were statistically analyzed using analysis of variance and Tukey's comparison test. It was observed that the most pigmented resin in group 1 corresponded to the Filteck Z-350 resin with DE: 4.68 at 24 hours and DE: 5.53 at 7 days. When analyzing group 2, the three resins maintained low DE values: 0.96 to 1.42 in both periods. By immersing the resins in a pigmenting substance, the change in color occurs over time. However, the complementary use of a light-curing sealer such as polishing significantly improves color stability in these materials, factors that the clinician must take into account to achieve the success of their restorations.

KEY WORDS: Resins, pigmentation, dental polishing, color.

How to cite this article

CHRISTIANI, J. J.; ACEVEDO, E. D. & ROCHA M. T. Color stability of three nanohybrid resins in relation to the type of polishing performed. Int. J. Odontostomat., 17(1):64-69, 2023.