|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
June, 2007, Vol. 9, No. 2
CLINICAL CASE REPORTS
© 2007 Stomatologija
Stomatologija 2007; 9 (2): 56-60 223 KB
Influence of the mechanical properties of composites for indirect dental restorations on pattern failure
Michel Espinosa Klymus, Rosemary Sadami Arai Shinkai, Eduardo Gonçalves Mota, Hugo Mitsuo Silva Oshima, Ana Maria Spohr, Luiz Henrique Burnett Jr.
This study evaluated the fracture pattern of four composites for indirect dental restoration relating to three-point flexural strength, compressive strength and modulus of elasticity (Solidex, Artglass, belleGlass, and Targis). Ten specimens of each composite were tested in a universal testing machine at 0.5 mm/min crosshead speed for flexural strength and 1mm/min for compressive strength. Fracture pattern was classified as complete or partial fracture. Modulus of elasticity was calculated from flexural strength data. Composites polymerized under high temperatures (belleGlass and Targis) had higher flexural strength and elastic modulus values than composites polymerized by light (Artglass and Solidex). However, they failed earlier under compression because they were more rigid and showed partial fracture in the material bulk.
Key words: flexural strength, compressive strength, dental composites, indirect restoration
Received: 11 04 2007
Accepted for publishing: 10 07 2007
*Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Michel Espinosa Klymus* DDS, MS, graduate program student
Hugo Mitsuo Silva Oshima* DDS, MS, PhD, assoc. prof.
Ana Maria Spohr* DDS, graduate program student
Luiz Henrique Burnett Jr.* DDS, MS, PhD, assoc. prof.
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