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Title: Mechanical properties of an improved visible light-cured resin-modified glass ionomer cement.
Authors: Yap, A.U. 
Mudambi, S.
Chew, C.L. 
Neo, J.C. 
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Yap, A.U.,Mudambi, S.,Chew, C.L.,Neo, J.C. (2001). Mechanical properties of an improved visible light-cured resin-modified glass ionomer cement.. Operative dentistry 26 (3) : 295-301. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study investigates the mechanical properties (hardness, flexural strength and compressive strength) of a new light-cured resin-modified glass ionomer cement (Fuji II LC Improved). Effects of the increased powder:liquid ratio on mechanical properties and the correlation between different mechanical properties were also studied. Mechanical properties of the cement at manufacturer's recommended powder:liquid ratio (F), 2% (F2) and 4% (F4) increased powder weight were measured after one day, one week and one month storage in distilled water at 37 degrees C. Hardness testing (KHN; n = 5) was done with a digital microhardness tester (load = 500 g, dwell time = 15 seconds). Flexural and compressive strength testing (MPa; n = 5) were conducted based on ISO 4049 and BS6039, respectively. Results were analyzed using ANOVA/Scheffe's test (p < 0.05) and Pearson's correlation (p < 0.01). The maximum mechanical properties of Fuji II LC Improved were achieved at one week. The hardness, flexural and compressive strength at one week was significantly higher than at one day. A decrease in all mechanical properties was observed at one month. Mechanical properties were significantly affected by increased powder:liquid ratio. After one month storage, significance was as follows: Hardness--F, F2 > F4; Flexural strength--F4 > F, F2 and F > F2; Compressive strength--F, F2 > F4 and F2 > F. A significant very strong and negative correlation was observed between flexural and compressive strengths (r = 0.97).
Source Title: Operative dentistry
ISSN: 03617734
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