Title: Observation and comparison of polished composite surfaces with the aid of SEM and profilometer. II. Following tooth cleaning procedures
Authors: Lambrechts, Paul ×
Vanherle, Guido #
Issue Date: May-1982
Series Title: Journal of oral rehabilitation vol:9 issue:3 pages:203-16
Abstract: After cleaning with an abrasive toothpaste, fourteen polished composites were examined in vitro SEM and profilometrically. It was shown that the smooth surface composites kept a remarkable smoothness. The classic composites coarsened profilometrically eight times under these testing conditions, and the glass-ionomers fourteen times. SEM pictures pointed out that the organic matrix was the weakest link for classic composites as well as for glass-ionomer cements. The glass-ionomers were the roughest group because of the larger grain size, numerous cracks and porosities. The porosities hampered the roughness measurements in all materials and contributed to a large extent to the roughness of the products.
ISSN: 0305-182X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomaterials - BIOMAT
× corresponding author
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