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Title: Surface finish of a new hybrid aesthetic restorative material
Authors: Yap, A.U.J. 
Mok, B.Y.Y. 
Issue Date: Mar-2002
Citation: Yap, A.U.J.,Mok, B.Y.Y. (2002-03). Surface finish of a new hybrid aesthetic restorative material. Operative Dentistry 27 (2) : 161-166. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study compared the surface finish of a new hybrid aesthetic restorative material (Reactmer) over time to four different types of existing materials. The latter included a composite (Spectrum TPH), a compomer (Dyract AP) and conventional (Fuji II) and resin-modified glass ionomer cements (Fuji II LC). Six specimens of each material were fabricated and stored in distilled water at 37°C for one week. The materials were subsequently finished with a series of Sof-Lex contouring and polishing disks. The average surface roughness (Ra, μm) of each specimen was measured at three days and three months by a surface profilometer. Storage medium was distilled water at 37°C during the hiatus periods. Data was analyzed by ANOVA/Scheffe's and independent samples t-tests at significance level 0.05. At both time periods, Fuji II and Fuji II LC were significantly rougher than Spectrum, Dyract and Reactmer. For all materials, surface roughness at three days was not significantly different from that at three months. The surface finish of the giomer (Reactmer) was significantly better than conventional/resin-modified glass ionomer cements and comparable to the composite and compomer evaluated. The quality of surface finish for all materials was not significantly affected by long-term storage in water. © Operative Dentistry, 2002.
Source Title: Operative Dentistry
ISSN: 03617734
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