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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effects of different photo-polymerization protocols on resin-dentine mu TBS, mechanical properties and cross-link density of a nano-filled resin composite
Author: Feitosa, VP
Fugolin, APP
Correr, AB
Correr-Sobrinho, L
Consani, S
Watson, TF
Sinhoreti, MAC
Sauro, S
Abstract: Objectives: To evaluate the effects of four different light-curing protocols on the microtensile bond strength (mu TBS), ultimate tensile strength (UTS), Knoop micro-hardness (KH) and cross-link density (CLD) of a nano-filled resin composite. Methods: Filtek Supreme XT (3M-ESPE) was used for the entire experiments following four light-curing approaches: ST, standard irradiance; HI, high irradiance; PD, pulse delay; SS, soft start. The specimens were submitted to different storage periods (24 h or 6 months), cut into match-sticks and subsequently submitted to mu TBS testing. Hourglass specimens were also prepared for UTS and KH. Cylindrical specimens were prepared for the CLD evaluation after absolute ethanol challenge. The results were statistically analyzed with a two-way ANOVA and Tukey's test (alpha = 0.05). Results: For UTS and KH, continuous irradiance (PD and SS) induced statistically higher results (p < 0.05) both after 24 h and 6 months of water storage compared to ST and HI groups. However, a drop in UTS and KH was obtained after 6 months in all groups. The mu TBS was not affected by the different light-curing approaches and, no statistical differences (p > 0.05) were observed between 24 h and 6 months storage. The CLD evaluation showed a statistical drop in KH after 24 h of ethanol storage for PD and SS (step-curing protocols) compared to those attained in continuous mode (ST and HI). Conclusion: The soft-start mode may improve the UTS and KH of nano-filled resin composites without compromising the resin-dentine mu TBS. However, both the step-curing protocols may reduce the cross-link density of the composite polymeric network. Clinical significance: High irradiances photo-polymerization may be adequate for direct aesthetic restorations such as veneers and onlays. Meanwhile, the soft start protocol would seem more appropriate for the photo-polymerization of high c-factors class I and II restorations. (c) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Cross-link density
Microtensile bond strength
Resin composite
Ultimate tensile strength
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Citation: Journal Of Dentistry. Elsevier Sci Ltd, v. 40, n. 10, n. 802, n. 809, 2012.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jdent.2012.05.014
Date Issue: 2012
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