Similarities of elemental chemistry and morphology of cements type mineral trioxide aggregate and Portland cement through the use of scanning electronic microscopy and electron dispersion spectroscopy

Raúl Luis García Aranda, Margarita García Garduño

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Currently, studies on similarities among Portland cement and cements type mineral trioxide aggregate have shown that these compounds exhibit similar performance. This can be due to the fact that they are made based on Portland cement. With the aim of assessing percentages and components of Portland cement and commercial cements type mineral trioxide aggregate ProRoot® white and Pro-Root® grey, Angelus® and CPM®, five 8 x 4 mm samples of each material were processed. These samples were subjected to a study of surface texture. This study was conducted with the help of a scanning electron microscope as well as a energy dispersive spectrometry analysis. Results: Upon comparison, Portland cement and mineral trioxide aggregate cements showed great similarities. The main difference was than in mineral trioxide aggregate there was absence of Fe, Mg, Na and K; in mineral trioxide aggregate cements O, C, Si, Ca, Al, Cl and Bi were found regularly. Ba presence was only detected in CP®. Conclusions: The present study established the presence of great similarities among chemical components of Portland cement and mineral trioxide aggregate cements of all commercial brands.

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MTA type cements, Portland cement, MTA morphology, MTA elementary chemistry.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/fo.1870199xp.2014.18.2%20ING.69580


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