Journal article

Temperature change, dentinal fluid flow and cuspal displacement during resin composite restoration

DN Ratih, JEA Palamara, HH Messer

JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Dentin-bonding agents and resin composite materials typically require light activation for polymerization. Light curing generates heat, which may influence dentinal fluid flow (DFF) and cuspal displacement. This study investigated the relationship among temperature increase, DFF and cuspal displacement in extracted human maxillary premolars with a mesial occlusal distal (MOD) cavity preparation. Two types of curing light were compared. Temperature changes were measured using thermocouples located on the occlusal cavity floor and at the pulp-dentine junction, during polymerization of bonding agent and resin composite material. DFF and cuspal displacement were measured simultaneously using aut..

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