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    Evaluation of various denture cleansers on color stability and surface topography of polyetherketoneketone, polyamide, and polymethylmethacrylate
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of sodium perborate effervescent tablets and citric acid solution on the color stability and surface topography of a new generation of high-performance polymer polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), thermoinjection-molded polyamide, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Fifty disc-shaped specimens were fabricated (10 mm x 2 mm) from PEKK (P group), polyamide (D group), and PMMA (M group). These groups were divided into five subgroups (n= 10) according to the storage media. The test groups were immersed in the following solutions: distilled water (Control), Corega, Protefix, Perlodent, and Curaprox. The color stability values (Delta E) were measured using a spectrophotometer before and after immersion in distilled water and four different denture cleansers for 8 hr/day for 140 days. Topography alterations after treatments were assessed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Data were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by Tukey-s Honest Significant Difference test. Thep < .05 was considered significant. All denture cleansers increased the Delta Evalues relative to the baseline values in the M, D, and P groups (p < .05). The Perlodent denture cleanser demonstrated the highest Delta Evalue in all groups, which was unacceptable. Curaprox denture cleanser showed the lowest Delta Evalue in the M and D groups (p < .05). Curaprox in all groups showed a increment Evalue less than 3.7. For patients who have PEKK- and polyamide-based prosthesis, the use of citric acid-based cleansers may be more recommended than sodium perborate-containing cleansers because of its clinically acceptable color changes on polymers in terms of color stability.
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    Craniofacial Implant-Retained Auricular Prosthesis: A Case Report
    (2013-08-01T00:00:00Z) DİLBER, Erhan; Koc, Ozlem; Ozturk, Atiye Nilgun; Karamese, Mehtap; KARA, ÖZLEM
    Implants provide patients with a safe and reliable method for anchoring auricular prostheses that enable restoration of their normal appearance and offer improved quality of life. In this case report, an auricular prosthesis was fabricated for a patient who had lost his right external ear in a traffic accident. Extraoral implants and bar-and-clip retention for the proper connection of the auricular prosthesis to the implant were used.
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    Custom Cast Post Treatment on an Implant Platform in 2 Patients
    (2015-08-01) DİLBER, Erhan; BAYTAROĞLU, Ebru Nur; Kara, Haluk Baris; Kara, Ozlem; KARA, ÖZLEM
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    In vitro study of fracture strength of provisional crown materials
    (2015-02-01) Karaokutan, Isil; Sayin, Gulsum; Kara, Ozlem; KARA, ÖZLEM
    PURPOSE. The purpose of this report was to evaluate the effect of the fabrication method and material type on the fracture strength of provisional crowns. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A master model with one crown (maxillary left second premolar) was manufactured from Cr-Co alloy. The master model was scanned, and the data set was transferred to a CAD/CAM unit (Yenamak D50, Yenadent Ltd, Istanbul, Turkey) for the Cercon Base group. For the other groups, temporary crowns were produced by direct fabrication methods (Imident, Temdent, Structur Premium, Takilon, Systemp c&b II, and Acrytemp). The specimens were subjected to water storage at 37°C for 24 hours, and then they were thermocycled (TC, 5000×, 5-55°C) (n=10). The maximum force at fracture (Fmax) was measured in a universal test machine at 1 mm/min. Data was analyzed by non-parametric statistics (α=.05). RESULTS. Fmax values varied between 711.09-1392.1 N. In the PMMA groups, Takilon showed the lowest values (711.09 N), and Cercon Base showed the highest values (959.59 N). In the composite groups, Structur Premium showed the highest values (1392.1 N), and Acrytemp showed the lowest values (910.05 N). The composite groups showed significantly higher values than the PMMA groups (P=.01). CONCLUSION. Composite-based materials showed significantly higher fracture strengths than PMMA-based materials. The CADCAM technique offers more advantages than the direct technique. [J Adv Prosthodont 2015;7:27-31]
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    Termal ve mekanik yükleme siklusunun self–etch rezin yapıştırma simanının dentine bağlanma dayanımı üzerine etkisi
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    Influence of desensitizing procedures on adhesion of resin cements to dentin
    (2017-01-01) Atay, AYŞE; Kara, O.; Kara, H. B.; ÇAL, EBRU; ÜŞÜMEZ, ASLIHAN; ATAY, AYŞE; KARA, ÖZLEM
    This study evaluated the effect of two desensitizer agents with different contents and Nd:YAG laser irradiation on the shear bond strength (SBS) of adhesive resin cements to dentin. New treatment options of Nd:YAG laser irradiation and tetracalcium phosphate-containing agent applications were compared with routinely used glutaraldehyde-containing agents. One hundred and twenty human, caries-free premolars were embedded in acrylic resin blocks 2 mm below the cementoenamel junction. Buccal surfaces of the teeth were ground to expose dentin. The specimens were randomly assigned into three different surface treatments (desensitizing agents, Nd:YAG laser) and the control, then into three different adhesive resin cement applications (n = 10). Resin cements (Panavia SA cement (PA), Panavia SA cement with Clearfil Universal Bond (PACU), and Multilink N (MN)) were applied to the conditioned teeth surfaces using Teflon tubes. The specimens were thermocycled (5000 cycles, 5-55 +/- 1 degrees C, dwell time 30 s). The SBS test was performed in all groups. The results were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Tukey HSD tests (p < .05). Further, SEM analysis was performed on the dentin surfaces. SBS values were significantly difference among the surface treatment groups and also among adhesive resin cement groups (p < .05). The specimen cemented with PA showed lower SBS values than PACU- and MN-applied specimens. The highest SBS value was obtained in the Nd:YAG laser group which was cemented with PACU cement. The lowest SBS value was obtained in the control group which was cemented with PA cement. In addition, SEM evaluation revealed that desensitizing agents and Nd:YAG laser occluded dentin tubules.
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    Effect of Various Lasers on the Bond Strength of Two Zirconia Ceramics
    (2015-02-01) Kara, Ozlem; Kara, Haluk Baris; Tobi, Elif Sumeyye; Ozturk, Atiye Nilgun; Kilic, Hamdi Sukur; KARA, ÖZLEM
    Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare and evaluate the effects of various laser systems on surface roughness and shear bond strengths of zirconia ceramics. Material and methods: Seventy-two ceramic discs (10 mmx2 mm) obtained from two sintered zirconia ceramics (Zirkonzahn, Zirkonzahn Prettau((R))) were divided into two groups (n=36) according to the computer-aided design (CAD)-computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technique and then further divided into three groups (n=12). Each group was treated with one of the following: (1) femtosecond (FS), (2) Nd:YAG (NY), and (3) Er:YAG (EY) lasers. After laser irradiation, a scanning electron micrograph (SEM) was taken at 500x magnification for qualitative examination. Following surface roughness measurement by profilometry, resin cement (Rely X U200) was bonded to the ceramic specimens using Teflon tubes (3 mm height, 4 mm diameter). Specimens were stored in distilled water at 37 degrees C for 24 h and then thermal cycled for 5000 cycles. A shear bond strength (MPa) test was performed using a universal testing machine at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min. Data were analyzed by two way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey honest significant difference (HSD) tests for pairwise comparisons among groups (p=0.05). Results: MPa and roughness were significantly affected by laser type (p0.05). In the SEM, the surfaces of the FS group were rougher than those of the NY and EY groups. NY and EY surfaces were nearly smooth. Conclusions: FS laser is an effective surface treatment for roughening surfaces of zirconia ceramics. Furthermore, it reveals the highest MPa.
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    Atomic force microscopy investigation of lithium disilicate glass ceramic after various surface treatments
    (2014-07-01T00:00:00Z) Kara, H. B.; Kara, O.; Sayin, G.; Cakan, U.; Ozturk, A. N.; KARA, ÖZLEM
    The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of various surface treatments on the surface roughness of a lithium disilicate glass ceramic. A total of 25 discs of lithium disilicate glass ceramic were prepared. Specimens were divided into five groups: (1) no treatment, (2) air abrasion, (3) acid etching, (4) Nd:YAG laser irradiation and (5) Er:YAG laser irradiation. Digital images from the surfaces were obtained by means of an atomic force microscope in tapping mode. Surface roughness was measured in 10x10 mu m boxes. Surface roughness data were analysed by one way analysis of variance. The air abrasion group (550 +/- 212 nm) had a significantly higher mean surface roughness value than the other groups. The acid etching group (392 +/- 157 nm) had a significantly higher mean roughness value than the control group (228 +/- 105 nm). Surface roughness of lithium disilicate glass ceramic was not increased by any of the laser irradiation treatments.