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Publication numberUS20010051671 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/725,430
Publication dateDec 13, 2001
Filing dateNov 29, 2000
Priority dateNov 1, 1996
Also published asUS6387980
Publication number09725430, 725430, US 2001/0051671 A1, US 2001/051671 A1, US 20010051671 A1, US 20010051671A1, US 2001051671 A1, US 2001051671A1, US-A1-20010051671, US-A1-2001051671, US2001/0051671A1, US2001/051671A1, US20010051671 A1, US20010051671A1, US2001051671 A1, US2001051671A1
InventorsKewang Lu, Paul Hammesfahr
Original AssigneeKewang Lu, Hammesfahr Paul D.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dental composition system and method
US 20010051671 A1
Abstract
The invention provides dental composition system having curable liquid which is useful alone as a light curable composition and which is useful by mixing with a powder in preselected proportions to form dual cure compositions. The composition system is useful as bonding agent, cement, liner, base, restorative, pit and fissure sealants, and/or core build-up material, having improved adhesion to dentin. After storing the powder and the liquid in separate containers for at least two weeks and then mixing a portion of the powder and a portion of the liquid to form a mixture, the polymerizable compound polymerizes within 20 minutes of the mixing to form a first polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa, and an expansion in water at 37° C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume.
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What is claimed is:
1. A dental composition system, comprising:
a liquid composition in a first container and a powder composition in a second container,
said liquid composition comprising a polymerizable compound, a photoinitiator, and a first part of a redox polymerization catalyst system,
said powder composition comprising filler powder and a second part of said redox polymerization catalyst system,
said powder being stored in said first container and said liquid being stored in said second container for at least two weeks and a first portion of said powder being mixed with a first portion of said liquid to form a first polymerizable mixture, said polymerizable compound in said first polymerizable mixture polymerizing within 20 minutes of said mixing to form a first polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa,
a second portion of said liquid being exposed to actinic light and polymerizing within 40 seconds of said exposing to form a second polymeric material having an expansion in water at 37° C. after 7 days of less than 1 percent by volume.
2. The composition of
claim 1
further comprising exposing said first polymerizable mixture to actinic light.
3. The composition of
claim 1
wherein said liquid further comprises an ethylenically unsaturated organic phosphate ester or phosphonate.
4. The composition of
claim 1
wherein said liquid further comprises ethylenically unsaturated organic phosphoric acid ester and said acid ester is from about 20 to about 40 equivalent weight percent neutralized.
5. The composition of
claim 1
wherein said first polymeric material has an expansion in water at 37° C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume, and said powder comprises glass having elutable strontium ions.
6. The composition according to
claim 1
wherein said second polymeric material has a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa.
7. The composition of
claim 1
wherein said liquid further comprising an acid ester is of the general formula:
wherein R1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl of from 1 to 5 carbons, halogen or CN radical; n and m are independently integers of 1 or greater, Z is an aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aryl radical, having a carbon chain comprising at least 2 carbon atoms and 0 or more oxygen or sulfur atoms and having a valency of m+n and containing at least 2 carbon atoms.
8. The composition of
claim 1
wherein said liquid further comprises an acid ester mixture of compounds of the general formulas:
wherein R1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl of from 1 to 5 carbons, halogen or CN radical; n and m are independently integers of 1 or greater, Z is an aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aryl radical having a carbon chain comprising at least 2 carbon atoms and 0 or more oxygen or sulfur atoms and having a valency of m+n and M, M1 and M2 each is independently a cation.
9. The composition of
claim 1
wherein said filler comprises from about 20 to 90 percent by weight of said composition.
10. The method of
claim 1
wherein said photoinitiator is a phosphine oxide.
11. The method of
claim 1
wherein said photoinitiator is 2,4,6-trimethyl benzoyl phosphine oxide.
12. A method of using a dental composition system comprising:
providing a liquid composition and a powder composition, said liquid composition being enclosed by a first container and comprising a polymerizable compound, a photoinitiator, and a first part of a redox polymerization catalyst system, said powder composition being enclosed by a second container and comprising filler powder and a second part of said polymerization redox catalyst system,
storing said powder in said second container and storing said liquid in said first container for at least two weeks,
mixing a first portion of said liquid with a first portion of said powder to form a first mixture,
applying said first mixture to a first tooth surface, said polymerizable compound in said first mixture polymerizes within 20 minutes of said mixing to form a first polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa,
applying a second portion of said liquid to a second tooth surface and exposing said second portion of said liquid to light, said polymerizable compound in said second portion of said liquid polymerizes within 40 seconds of said exposing to form a second polymeric material having an expansion in water at 37° C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume.
13. The method of
claim 12
wherein said first tooth surface is in a first patient's mouth.
14. The method of
claim 12
wherein said first tooth surface is in a first patient's mouth and said second tooth surface is in a second patient's mouth.
15. The method of
claim 14
further comprising treating said first tooth surface.
16. The method of
claim 15
wherein said treating comprises etching said first tooth surface.
17. The method of
claim 15
wherein said treating comprises drilling.
18. The method of
claim 12
wherein said second portion of said liquid and said first portion of said powder are mixed in a weight ratio of between 1 to 5 and 4 to 1.
19. The method of
claim 12
wherein said second portion of said liquid and said first portion of said powder are mixed in a weight ratio of between 1 to 3.4 and 1 to 4.5.
20. The method of
claim 15
further comprising applied a bracket to said first tooth.
21. The method of
claim 12
further comprising mixing a third portion of said liquid with a second portion of said powder to form a second mixture, and applying said second mixture to a third tooth surface.
22. The method of
claim 12
wherein said powder further comprises fluoride elutable glass.
23. The method of
claim 12
wherein said powder comprises about 70-99 percent by weight strontium fluoroaluminosilicate glass.
24. The method of
claim 12
wherein said powder comprises about 5 to 0.1 percent by weight benzoyl peroxide.
25. The method of
claim 12
wherein said powder comprises about 5 to 0.1 percent by weight ascorbyl palmitate.
26. The method of
claim 12
wherein said liquid comprises about 90 to 10 percent by weight alkylacrylate.
27. The method of
claim 26
wherein said powder further comprising about 30 to 0.1 percent by weight dipentaerythritol pentacrylate phosphoric acid.
28. The method of
claim 27
wherein said powder further comprising about 25 to 0.1 percent by weight (2,4,6-trimethyl benzoyl) phosphine oxide.
29. The method of
claim 28
wherein said powder further comprising about 5 to 0.1 percent by weight tert-butyl peroxybenzoate.
30. The method of
claim 23
wherein said powder comprises a glass-containing elutable cations of valence of 2 or more.
31. The method of
claim 23
wherein said second tooth is a cleaned tooth.
32. The method of
claim 23
wherein said powder and liquid are mixed in a ratio of from 0.5 to 6 parts by weight powder to 1 part by weight liquid.
33. The method of
claim 12
wherein said photoinitiator is a phosphine oxide.
34. The method of
claim 12
wherein said photoinitiator is 2,4,6-trimethyl benzoyl phosphine oxide.
35. The method of
claim 12
wherein said first polymeric material has an expansion in water at 37° C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume.
36. The method of
claim 15
wherein said treating comprises excavating carie dentin.
37. The method of
claim 12
wherein said liquid polymerizes within 10 minutes.
38. The method of
claim 12
wherein said first polymeric material adheres to said first tooth with a bond strength of at least 700 psi.
39. The method of
claim 12
further comprising mixing a third portion of said liquid and a second portion of said powder to form a second polymerizable mixture and applying said second polymerizable mixture to a metal substrate selected from the group consisting of a amalgam, bracket or a crown.
40. The method of
claim 39
wherein said second polymerizable mixture forms a third polymeric material and said third polymeric material adheres to said metal substrate with a bond strength of at least 500 psi.
41. The method of
claim 12
wherein said liquid composition further comprises a polymerizable acrylate compound having at least one carboxylic acid containing moiety.
42. The method of
claim 12
wherein said liquid and said powder are in a ratio between 2.0:1 to 6.0:1 in said mixture.
43. A shelf stable polymerizable liquid comprising a thermally stable peroxide, said peroxide decays by a percentage less than or about equal to the percentage that TBPO decays within one week at 23° C., and a polymerizable compound within the scope of the general formula:
wherein R1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl of from 1 to 5 carbons, halogen or CN radical; n and m are independently integers of 1 or greater, Z is an aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aryl radical having a carbon chain comprising at least 2 carbon atoms and 0 or more oxygen or sulfur atoms and having a valency of m+n.
44. A shelf stable polymerizable liquid comprising a thermally stable peroxide, said peroxide decomposing by a percentage less than or about equal to the percentage that TBPO decays within one week at 23° C. and a polymerizable compound within the scope of the general formula:
wherein M, M1 and M2 each is independently a cation, such as K, Li, Na, NH4 or an amine wherein after storage for two weeks said liquid polymerizes within 40 seconds from exposing the liquid to light to form a polymeric material having an expansion of less than 1 percent by volume after 7 days in water at 37° C.
45. The composition of
claim 43
wherein said peroxide is tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPO).
46. A storage stable polymerizable liquid composition which includes a polymerizable phosphoric acid compound and a peroxide compound, said peroxide compound decomposing less than or about equal to the percent of decomposition of TBPO within one week at 23° C., after storage of said liquid for 2 weeks said liquid polymerizes within 40 seconds of exposing said liquid to light to form a polymeric material having an expansion of less than 1 percent by volume after 7 days in water at 37° C.
47. The composition of
claim 46
wherein said peroxide is TBPO.
48. The composition of
claim 46
wherein said peroxide is stable for at least one month and then polymerizes within 20 minutes after exposure to light.
49. A storage stable polymerizable liquid composition which includes a polymerizable phosphoric acid compound and a peroxide compound, said peroxide compound decomposing by less than or about equal to the percent of decomposition of TBPO within one week at 23° C., after storage of said liquid for 2 weeks said liquid polymerizes within 40 seconds of exposing said liquid to light to form a polymeric material having an expansion of less than 1 percent by volume after 7 days in water at 37° C.
50. The composition of
claim 49
further comprising a compound within the scope of the general formula:
wherein
X, is O, S,
wherein R1 and R2 each independently is a polymerizable unsaturated moiety having from 2 to 13 carbon atoms,
R3, R4, R5, and R6 each independently is hydrogen, halogen, alkyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms or halogenated alkyl of from 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 and R14 each independently is hydrogen, alkyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms or aryl having from 6 to 10 carbon atoms.
Z1 and Z2 each independently is a moiety including an acid group or a reactive acid derivative,
a, m and n each independently is 0 or 1,
b and p each independently is an integer from 1 to 10.
Description

[0001] The invention relates to dental compositions. In particular the invention provides dental composition system which polymerizes in-situ by reaction between polymerizable monomers and/or prepolymers. Dental composition systems in accordance with the invention are useful as dental cement, liner, base, restorative, core build-up material and pit and fissure sealants. A liquid composition is useful alone as a sealant. The liquid is also useful by mixing the liquid in preselected proportions with a powder containing glass.

[0002] It is the object of the invention to provide a method of using a dental composition system having a liquid composition and a powder composition. The liquid composition is enclosed by a first container and includes a polymerizable compound, a photoinitiator, and a first part of a redox polymerization catalyst system. The powder composition is enclosed by a second container and includes filler powder and a second part of the polymerization redox catalyst system. A first tooth surface is cleaned and then a first portion of the liquid is applied to the first tooth surface. A second portion of the liquid is mixed with a first portion of the powder to form a first mixture, which is applied to a second tooth surface.

[0003] Huang et al in U.S. Pat. No. 5,367,002 disclose a light curable dental composition and method which includes a powder in combination with a liquid. Lu et al in U.S. Pat. No. 5,338,773 disclose dental composition and method which includes a powder in combination with a liquid. The prior art does not disclose a dual cure dental composition and method which includes a powder in combination with a liquid, which after storing the powder and liquid in separate containers for at least two weeks, polymerizes within 20 minutes of mixing the powder and liquid to form a polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa as is provided by the invention.

[0004] The invention overcomes the problems of the prior art.

[0005] Excavating carie dentin as used herein refers to the removal of dentin softened by decay by a hand held tool which does not have a motor.

[0006] Peroxide decay and peroxide decomposing as used herein refer to break down of peroxide compounds which initiate or facilitate polymerization to compounds which do not initiate or facilitate polymerization.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0007] The invention provides dental composition system having curable liquid which is useful alone as a light curable composition and which is useful by mixing with a powder in preselected proportions to form dual cure compositions. The composition system is useful as cement, liner, base, restorative, pit and fissure sealants, and/or core build-up material, having improved adhesion to dentin. A dual cure dental composition includes a powder in combination with a liquid, which includes polymerizable compounds. After storing the powder and liquid in separate containers for at least two weeks, the polymerizable compounds polymerize within 20 minutes of mixing the powder and liquid to form a first polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa, and an expansion in water at 37° C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume. More preferably the polymerizable compounds polymerize within 10 minutes of mixing the powder and liquid to form a polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa. The liquid is stored in a container for at least two weeks and a portion of the liquid is exposed to actinic light and polymerizes within 40 seconds to form a second polymeric material having an expansion in water at 37° C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume. More preferably the polymerizable compounds polymerize within 10 minutes of exposing the liquid to liquid to form a polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa, and an expansion in water at 37° C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume.

[0008] A storage stable polymerizable liquid composition which includes a polymerizable phosphoric acid compound and a peroxide compound. Preferably, while in the liquid composition, the peroxide compound decomposes within one week at 23° C. by less than or about equal to the percent of decomposition of TBPO within one week at 23° C. The liquid polymerizes within 40 seconds from the moment of exposing the liquid to light (exposure to light is typically for about 2-10 seconds) to form a polymeric material having an expansion of less than 1 percent by volume after 90 days in water at 37° C.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0009] In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides a curable liquid useful alone and useful with a powder in preselected proportions to form dental cement, liner, base, restorative, pit and fissure sealants, and core build-up material. For mixtures, the ratio preferably used is from 0.5 to 6 parts by weight powder to 1 part by weight liquid. The liquid is cured by exposure to visible light. The liquid and powder mixtures self cure.

[0010] A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a method of using a dental composition system having a liquid composition and a powder composition. The liquid composition is enclosed by a first container and includes a polymerizable compound, a photoinitiator, and a first part of a redox polymerization catalyst system. The powder composition is enclosed by a second container and includes filler powder and a second part of the polymerization redox catalyst system. A first tooth surface is cleaned and then a first portion of the liquid is applied to the first tooth surface. A second portion of the liquid is mixed with a first portion of the powder to form a first mixture, which is applied to a second tooth surface. Preferably the first tooth surface is exposed to light whereby the liquid composition is cured on the first tooth surface.

[0011] In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the first tooth surface is in a first patient's mouth and the second tooth surface is in a second patient's mouth. The second tooth surface is preferably treated for example by etching the second tooth enamel surface, by excavating carie dentin or by drilling into the dentin thereof. Preferably the second portion of the liquid and the first portion of the powder are mixed in a weight ratio of between 1 to 5 and 4 to 1. More preferably the second portion of the liquid and the first portion of the powder are mixed in a weight ratio of between 1 to 3.4 and 1 to 4.5.

[0012] In a preferred embodiment of the invention a bracket is applied to the second tooth. Preferably a third portion of the liquid is mixed with a second portion of the powder to form a second mixture, which is applied the second mixture to a third tooth surface. Preferably, the powder includes fluoride elutable glass.

[0013] The compositions of the invention preferably contain powder elute fluoride ion to reduce the solubility of adjacent enamel and dentin and reduce the incidence of secondary caries.

[0014] Compositions of the present invention which include powder may be light cured to provide filling materials especially useful in Class III and Class V restorations. They are also useful as core build-up materials at high filler solids concentrations with good strength values and insensitivity to trace interfacial water, the combination of which is an improvement in this invention.

[0015] The liquid alone is useful as a light curable dental sealant. The liquid mixed with the powder is useful to provide consistencies suitable for use as dual cure pit and fissure sealants. Mixtures of the liquid and powder in ratios of powder to liquid of from about 3.5 to 1 to about 5 to 1 are useful as dual cure restoratives and as bases of low solubility and good strength under other filling materials including conventional composites and amalgams. The powder containing compositions polymerize rapidly and preferably elute fluoride ions which can react with hydroxyapatite of the tooth to form the less acid-soluble fluorapatite structure to reduce the risk of caries adjacent the filling.

[0016] In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, intermediate solids concentrations having ratios of powder to liquid of from about 1.2 to 1 to about 1.8 to 1 are provided for dual curing adhesive dental cements used under light-transmitting glass-ceramic inlays, crowns, dental veneers, orthodontic, brackets, or to fill pits and fissures in teeth according to current dental practice.

[0017] Dual cure compositions of the invention utilize two catalyst systems to cause them to harden promptly. Thus for example, for light curing the catalyst system includes 1) a light sensitizer, for example (2,4,6-trimethyl benzoyl) phosphine oxide, causes polymerization to be initiated upon exposure to activating wavelengths of light; and 2) a reducing compound. Accelerators for the polymerization, for example metal salts such as copper acetyl-acetonate, phosphinic acids and phosphinates, may also be used. A room temperature activating catalyst system comprised of a redox polymerization system is employed advantageously with the compositions of the invention by adding, for example, a peroxide capable of producing free radicals when activated by a reducing agent at such temperature. Peroxides useful in the invention include tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPO). Suitable promoters include the same reducing agents and accelerators used in light curing catalyst systems. Preferably dual curable dental compositions of the invention are comprised of 0.01 to 10 parts by weight, more preferably 0.02 to 5 parts by weight, and most preferably 0.03 to 4 parts by weight, of a two catalyst system ingredients in the polymerizable powder and liquid composition.

[0018] Preferably dual curable dental compositions of the invention include 1 to 60 percent by weight, more preferably 2 to 50 percent by weight, most preferably 2 to 40 percent by weight, of an acid functional polymerizable organic compound in the cured composition. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, liquids contain polymerizable acid functional materials having ethylenic unsaturation include, among others, organic esters of one or more acids of phosphorus (hereinafter referred to as phosphorus acid esters), wherein the organic portion of the ester contains at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated group. The organic portion of the ester may be alkenyl, alkenoxy, cycloalkenyl, aralkenyl, or alkenaryl, and preferably may have from 2 to 40 carbon atoms. The organic portion may be straight chain, branches, or cyclic, can contain skeletal hetero atoms, i.e., atoms other than carbon, and can be unsubstituted or substituted with moieties which do not interfere with the free radical polymerization of the phosphorus acid esters. Examples of unsaturated phosphorus containing acid esters which may be used include, but are not limited to, monomers containing phosphoric acid groups such as hydroxyethyl methacrylate monophosphate, 2,2,-bis(α-meth-acryloxy-β-hydroxy-propoxyphenyl) propane diphosphonate (BIS-GMA diphosphonate), BIS-GMA diphosphate, methacryloxyethyl phosphate, and glyceryl dimethacrylate phosphate. Other suitable polymerizable acid esters are disclosed, for example, in U.S. Pat. No. 4,499,251 to Omura et al, U.S. Pat. No. 4,222,780 to Shibantani et al, U.S. Pat. No. 4,235,633 to Tomioka, U.S. Pat. No. 4,259,117 to Yamauchi et al, U.S. Pat. No. 4,368,043 to Yamauchi et al, and Sakashita in U.S. Pat. No. 4,920,188.

[0019] In accordance with a preferred embodiment of this invention, the liquid contains polymerizable phosphate acid ester monomers which are reactive with cations eluted from the reactive fillers. Upon polymerization, alone or in combination with other polymerizable components, these form polyacids which are also reactive with cations. Polymerizable phosphates preferred for use with this invention are adhesive to tooth structure and improve the adhesion of the compositions.

[0020] In accordance with an embodiment of the invention the liquid composition preferably includes phosphoric acid esters:

[0021] wherein R1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl of from 1 to 5 carbons, halogen or CN radical; n and m are independently integers of 1 or greater, Z is an aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aryl radical having a carbon chain comprising at least 2 carbon atoms and 0 or more oxygen or sulfur atoms and having a valency of m+n. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the phosphoric acid esters used are those compositions of Formula I wherein m is 1.

[0022] In accordance with a further embodiment of the invention, acid esters within the scope of Formula I are partially neutralized to form phosphoric acid esters of the general Formula II and III as follows:

[0023] wherein M, M1 and M2 each is independently a cation, such as K, Li, Na, NH4 or an amine. Preferably 20-40 equivalent weight percent of the phosphoric acid ester is neutralized by reaction with base.

[0024] Preferably the polymerizable liquid composition includes a polymerizable carboxylic acid compound, such as OEMA to adhere the polymeric material formed to metal containing substrates for example brackets and crowns.

[0025] Liquid compositions of the invention preferably include polymerizable unsaturated substituted aromatic compounds containing at least one acid moiety. These aromatic compounds are preferably within the scope of the general formula (I):

[0026] wherein

[0027] X, is O, S,

[0028] wherein R1 and R2 each independently is a polymerizable unsaturated moiety having from 2 to 13 carbon atoms,

[0029] R3, R4, R5, and R6 each independently is hydrogen, halogen, alkyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms or halogenated alkyl of from 1 to 10 carbon atoms,

[0030] R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 and R14 each independently is hydrogen, alkyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms or aryl having from 6 to 10 carbon atoms.

[0031] Z1 and Z2 each independently is a moiety including an acid group or a reactive acid derivative,

[0032] a, m and n each independently is 0 or 1,

[0033] b and p each independently is an integer from 1 to 10.

[0034] In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention R1 and R2 each independently is:

[0035] wherein R7 a divalent carbon containing radical and

[0036] R8 is hydrogen, halogen or alkyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms.

[0037] In a preferred embodiment of the invention compounds are provided within the scope of general formula I wherein n and m are zero, X is oxygen, sulfonyl or ditrifluoromethyl; Z1 and Z2 are —COO(M) wherein M is hydrogen or an alkali metal, alkaline-earth metal, amine or amine salt; and R1 and R2 are

[0038] Most preferably compounds within the scope of general formula I are those wherein X is oxygen, and M is hydrogen, Li, Na or K. Appropriate polymerizable unsaturated groups R1 and R2 independently are alkenyl, alkenoxy, cycloalkenyl, arylalkenyl, and alkenaryl moieties; with vinyl, and styryl moieties being preferred, and acryl and methacryl moieties that constitute the polymerizable groups of many monomers in dental materials being especially preferred.

[0039] In accordance with an embodiment of the composite composition, phosphoric acid esters useful in the composition include:

[0040] wherein R1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl of from 1 to 5 carbons,

[0041] halogen or CN radical; n and m are independently integers of 1 or greater, Z is an aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aryl radical having a carbon chain comprising at least 2 carbon atoms and 0 or more oxygen or sulfur atoms and having a valency of m+n.

[0042] In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the phosphoric acid esters used are those compositions of Formula I wherein m is 1.

[0043] Polymerizable liquid compositions include monomers and/or prepolymers selected to form, in combination with the other ingredients of the liquid composition of the invention, a balance of properties in the liquid prior to polymerization, as well as in the polymerized product. These include mutual solubility, stability, viscosity, mechanical strength and physical integrity of the cured materials, biotolerance, and the like. Monomers useful as polymerizable monomer in accordance with the invention include those disclosed in Dentsply's U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,825,518, 3,709,866, 4,553,940, 4,514,342, and 4,657,941. Including ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, triethylene glycol dimethacrylate, dipropylene glycol dimethacrylate, BIS-GMA, 1,1,6 trimethyl hexamethylene urethane dimethacrylate, cyclohexyl methacrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, glycerol mono-, di- and trimethacrylates. Prepolymers useful in accordance with the invention include adducts formed by the reaction of BIS-GMA and 1,1,6 trimethyl hexamethylene diisocyanate, the adducts formed between polyethers and diisocyanates end capped with hydroxyethyl methacrylate, the adducts formed by polyethers or polyalcohols with an isocyanato methacrylate such as isocyanatoethyl methacrylate. By substituting the methacrylate function of these monomers and prepolymers with the corresponding acrylate, fluoroacrylate, or cyanoacrylate function, additional, polymerizable moieties are provided for use as monomers or prepolymers in accordance with the invention. Preferably curable dental compositions of the invention include 1 to 60 parts by weight, more preferably 2 to 50 percent by weight, most preferably 5 to 40 percent by weight, of polymerizable monomer and/or prepolymer in the cured composition.

[0044] Preferred reactive fillers for use in accordance with the invention preferably include elutable cations having a valence of 2 or more, for example, strontium, calcium, zinc, aluminum, iron, zirconium. Elutable glasses also preferably contain elutable fluoride ion, for example, finely ground aluminosilicate and silicate glasses including, for example without limitation, calcium fluoroaluminosilicate glasses, strontium fluoroalumino-silicates, strontium-calcium fluoroaluminosilicates and the like. Preferably curable dental powder compositions of the invention include 10 to 90 percent by weight, more preferably 20 to 90 percent by weight, most preferably 30 to 90 percent by weight, reactive glass in the cured composition.

[0045] As used herein, non-reactive fillers are characterized as those which do not form hardened coherent products within 10 hours by reaction between the glass filler and a 50% aqueous solution of the polyacid after being mixed at a ratio of 2 g powder to 1 gram polyacid solution. Non-reactive fillers are optionally included in compositions of the invention to include beneficial properties. For example, fumed silica is a non-reactive filler which is included to provide viscosity control, and barium alumino-silicate is a non-reactive filler included to extend the composition, and increase its strength and radiopacity. Curable dental compositions in accordance with one embodiment of the invention include preferably 1 to 60 percent by weight, more preferably 4 to 40 percent by weight, most preferably 4 to 30 percent by weight, of the non-reactive filler in the cured composition.

[0046] In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention is provided a storage stable polymerizable liquid composition which includes a polymerizable phosphoric acid compound and a peroxide compound which decomposes by less than 50 percent within one week at 23° C. A preferred peroxide is TBPO. Such compositions are stable for at least 2 weeks and more preferably at least one month and less preferably at least 6 months. Such liquid compositions in accordance with the invention preferably polymerize within 20 minutes and more preferably within 10 minutes of exposure to actinic light.

[0047] Preferably, both reactive and non-reactive fillers are included having a coating such as an organic phosphate for compatibility with the organic components of the compositions. A suitable organic phosphate is pentaerythritol trimethacrylate phosphate. Alternative coatings, especially for the non-reactive fillers, include organic silane, such as gamma methacryloxy propyl trimethoxy silane applied by procedures well known in the art.

[0048] Preferably, compositions in accordance with the invention are water tolerant to reduce the effects of surface contamination by water which may affect adhesion between tooth and restorative. Preferably, compositions in accordance with the invention more nearly match the coefficient of thermal expansion than do conventional composites to permit greater longevity to the adhesive bond formed. Preferably, compositions in accordance with the invention are radiopaque through the use of an radiopaque non-reactive fillers.

EXAMPLE 1

[0049] Powder for use with liquids in accordance with the invention is formed by adding 96.83 parts by weight strontium aluminofluorosilicate glass; 1.0 parts by weight benzoyl peroxide; 0.15 parts by weight ascorbyl palmitate FCC concentrate, 0.02 parts by weight cupric acetylacetonate and 2.0 parts by weight sodium fluoride.

EXAMPLE 2

[0050] Powder for use with liquids in accordance with the invention is formed by adding 95.66 parts by weight strontium aluminofluorosilicate glass; 2.0 parts by weight benzoyl peroxide; 0.3 parts by weight ascorbyl palmitate FCC concentrate, 0.04 parts by weight cupric acetylacetonate and 2.0 parts by weight sodium fluoride.

EXAMPLE 3

[0051] Polymerizable liquid prepared by mixing 17.0 parts by weight of 4,4′-oxydiphenylether-1,1,6,6″-tetracarboxylic acid 1,1′-(methacryloxy) dimethacrylate (OEMA), 1.0 parts by weight of water, 42.6 parts by weight of bisphenol-A glycidyl dimethacrylate (Bis GMA); 28.4 parts by weight triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate; 10.0 parts by weight dipentaerythritol pentacrylate phosphoric acid ester (PENTA); 0.5 parts by weight of tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPO) and 0.5 parts by weight diphenyl (2,4,6-trimethyl benzoyl) phosphine oxide (L-TPO).

EXAMPLE 4

[0052] Polymerizable liquid prepared by mixing 17.0 parts by weight of 4,4′-oxydiphenylether-1,1,6,6″-tetracarboxylic acid 1,1′-(methacryloxy) dimethacrylate (OEMA), 1.0 parts by weight of water, 40 parts by weight of bisphenol-A glycidyl dimethacrylate (Bis GMA); 30.5 parts by weight triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate; 10.0 parts by weight dipentaerythritol pentacrylate phosphoric acid ester (PENTA); 1.0 parts by weight of tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPO) and 0.5 parts by weight diphenyl (2,4,6-trimethyl benzoyl) phosphine oxide (L-TPO).

EXAMPLE 4A

[0053] The polymerizable liquid prepared in Example 4 is brushed onto a cleaned tooth and then exposed to light to from a sealant coating on the tooth.

EXAMPLE 4B

[0054] The polymerizable liquid prepared in Example 3 is brushed onto a cleaned tooth and then exposed to light to from a sealant coating on the tooth.

EXAMPLE 5

[0055] A mixture suitable as a dental cement is prepared by mixing 2.5 parts by weight of the powder formed as in Example 2 with 1 part by weight of the polymerizable liquid formed as in Example 4. Samples are applied to a tooth surface in a patient's mouth and self polymerizes within 10 minutes to form a cured polymeric material.

EXAMPLE 6

[0056] A mixture suitable as a dental liner is prepared by mixing 2.5 parts by weight of the powder formed as in Example 2 with 1 part by weight of the polymerizable liquid formed as in Example 4. Samples are applied to a tooth surface in a patient's mouth and polymerized by exposing to actinic light using a Caulk MAX curing light.

EXAMPLE 7

[0057] A mixture suitable as a dental base is prepared by mixing 5.0 parts by weight of the powder formed as in Example 2 with 1 part by weight of the polymerizable liquid formed as in Example 4. Samples are applied to a tooth surface in a patient's mouth and polymerized by exposing to actinic light using a Caulk MAX curing light.

EXAMPLE 8

[0058] A mixture useful as a dental restorative is prepared by mixing 5.0 parts by weight of the powder formed as in Example 2 with 1 part by weight of the polymerizable liquid of Example 4. The mixture is applied to a tooth surface in a human patient's mouth and self polymerizes.

EXAMPLE 9

[0059] A mixture useful as a dental restorative is prepared by mixing 5.0 parts by weight of the powder formed as in Example 1 with 1 part by weight of the polymerizable liquid of Example 3. The mixture is applied to a tooth surface in a human patient's mouth and self polymerizes.

EXAMPLE 10

[0060] A mixture useful as a dental restorative is prepared by mixing 5.0 parts by weight of the powder formed as in Example 1 with 1 part by weight of the polymerizable liquid of Example 3. The mixture is applied to a tooth surface in a human patient's mouth, and is polymerized using light to form a cured polymeric material.

[0061] The ratios of powder and liquid used in Examples 4A and 5 through 8 are shown in Table 1.

TABLE 1
RESTORA-
TIVE/
CORE
CEMENT LINER BASE BUILD-UP SEALANT
Example 5 6 7 8 4A
POWDER/ 2.5/1 2.5/1 5.0/1 5.0/1
LIQUID
RATIO
LIQUID 100%

EXAMPLE C1

[0062] This is a comparative example and corresponds exactly with Example 5 of U. S. Pat. No. 5,367,002 (Case 1627).

EXAMPLE C2

[0063] This is a comparative example and corresponds exactly with Example 15A of U. S. Pat. No. 5,338,773.

[0064] The polymerizable composition of Examples 4A and C1 are light cured to form polymeric material having the physical properties shown in TABLE 2. The polymerizable compositions of Examples 8, 9 and C2 are self cured to form polymeric material having the physical properties shown in TABLE 2. Flexural strength (MPa) is measured by ISO 4049. Bond strength to dentin (psi) is measured by the Huarg method of Example 4 (column 9, lines 61-68 through column 10, lines 1-22) in U.S. Pat. No. 5,367,002. Linear expansion (percent) is measured after 7 days in water at 37° C.

TABLE 2
Example
4A 9 8 C1 C2
Flexural 61 71 70 31 31
Strength
(MPa)
Bond 1695 839 1631 1097 1522
Strength
to Dentin
(psi)
Compressive 335 175 206 184 149
Strength
(MPa)
Linear 0.9 0.16 — 1.7 1.5
expansion
in water
at 37° C.
after
7 days
(percent)
Linear — 0.5 — — 3.3
expansion
in water
at 37° C.
after
90 days
(percent)
Cure Depth more N.A. N.A. 0 N.A.
at 2 months than
at 50° C. (mm) 15

[0065] Preferably the liquid composition includes a polymerizable compounding having a carboxylic acid containing moiety. An example of a preferred compound is OEMA.

[0066] Preferably mixtures of powder and liquid form polymerizable material which polymerizes an adheres to dentin with an adhesion of at least 700 psi and adheres to metal containing substrates such as crowns and brackets with an adhesion of at least 500 psi.

[0067] Various alteration and modifications of this invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of this invention, and it should be understood that this invention is not limited to the illustrative embodiments set forth herein.

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U.S. Classification523/116
International ClassificationA61K6/083, A61K6/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61K6/09, A61K6/0023, A61K6/0017, A61K6/0835
European ClassificationA61K6/00B, A61K6/09, A61K6/00A5, A61K6/083M
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