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|Title:||The combination of CQ-amine and TPO increases the polymerization shrinkage stress and does not improve the depth of cure of bulk-fill composites|
|Author:||Rocha, M. G.|
de Oliveira, D. C. R. S.
Sinhoreti, M. A. C.
Roulet, J. F.
Correr, A. B.
|Abstract:||Objectives: To evaluate the effect of combining camphorquinone (CQ) and diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide (TPO) on the depth of cure and polymerization shrinkage stress of bulk-fill composites. Methods and Materials: Experimental bulk-fill composites were produced containing equal molar concentrations of either CQ-amine or CQ-amine/TPO. The degree of in-depth conversion through each millimeter of a 4-mm-thick bulk-fill increment was evaluated by Fourier transform near-infrared microspectroscopy using a central longitudinal cross section of the increment of each bulk-fill composite (n=3). Light-transmittance of the multi-wave light-emitting diode (LED) emittance used for photoactivation (Bluephase G2, Ivoclar Vivadent) was recorded through every millimeter of each bulk-fill composite using spectrophotometry. The volumetric shrinkage and polymerization shrinkage stress were assessed using a mercury dilatometer and the Bioman, respectively. The flexural modulus was also assessed by a three-point bend test as a complementary test. Data were analyzed according to the different experimental designs (alpha=0.05 and beta=0.2). Results: Up to 1 mm in depth, adding TPO to CQ-based bulk-fill composites increased the degree of conversion, but beyond 1 mm no differences were found. The light-transmittance of either wavelengths emitted from the multi-wave LED (blue or violet) through the bulk-fill composites were only different up to 1 mm in depth, regardless of the photoinitiator system. Adding TPO to CQ-based bulk-fill composites did not affect volumetric shrinkage but did increase the flexural modulus and polymerization shrinkage stress. Conclusion: Adding TPO to CQ-based bulk-fill composites did not increase the depth of cure. However, it did increase the degree of conversion on the top of the restoration, increasing the polymerization shrinkage stress.|
|Editor:||University of Washington/School of Dentistry|
|Appears in Collections:||FOP - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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