Title: A classification of dental composites according to their morphological and mechanical characteristics
Authors: Willems, Guy ×
Lambrechts, Paul
Braem, M.
Celis, Jean-Pierre
Vanherle, Guido #
Issue Date: Sep-1992
Series Title: Dental Materials vol:8 issue:5 pages:310-319
Abstract: The on-going search for a biologically acceptable restorative material has brought a confusing variety of composites on the dental market. In the present study, commercially available composites are categorized as a function of their mean particle size, filler distribution, filler content, Young's modulus, surface roughness, compressive strength, surface hardness, and filler morphology. Out of this information, it can be concluded that the materials of choice for restoring posterior cavities at present are the Ultrafine Compact-Filled Composites because their intrinsic surface roughness, Young's modulus and, indirectly, their filler content, compressive strength, and surface hardness are comparable to the same properties of enamel and dentin. The Ultrafine Midway-Filled Composites seem to be very satisfactory materials for anterior use.
ISSN: 0109-5641
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomaterials - BIOMAT
Chemical and Extractive Metallurgy Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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