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Title: Effects of finishing/polishing time on surface characteristics of tooth-coloured restoratives
Authors: Yap, A.U.J. 
Sau, C.W.
Lye, K.W.
Issue Date: 1998
Source: Yap, A.U.J.,Sau, C.W.,Lye, K.W. (1998). Effects of finishing/polishing time on surface characteristics of tooth-coloured restoratives. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 25 (6) : 456-461. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study compared the effects of immediate and delayed finishing/polishing procedures on the surface characteristics (surface roughness and hardness) of tooth-coloured restoratives including a microfilled, a heavily filled and a polyacid-modified composite resin and a resin-modified glass-ionomer cement. Eighty-four specimen discs were made for each material; the first 12 were used as controls and the remaining 72 specimens were randomly divided into two equal groups. The first group was finished/polished immediately after light polymerization and stored for 1 week in distilled water at 37°C while the second group was finished/polished after 1 week storage in distilled water at 37°C. Finishing and polishing was carried out using the following systems: Enhance® system, white stones with Vaseline® and Super-snap® disks system. The finished/polished surfaces were subjected to profilometric evaluation and microhardness testing. The effects of delayed finishing/polishing procedures on surface roughness and hardness appear to be both material and technique dependent. Delayed finishing/polishing of polyacid-modlfled composite resins and resin-modified glass-ionomer cements generally resulted in a smoother surface. The surface roughness of composite resins after finishing/ polishing procedures were generally not influenced by the finishing/polishing time. For all materials, delayed finishing/polishing with the various techniques generally resulted in a surface of similar hardness to or harder than that obtained with immediate finishing/polishing and the control group. © 1998 Blackwell Science Ltd ,.
Source Title: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
ISSN: 0305182X
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