Objective: Resin-based composites are widely used in dental restorations; however, their volumetric shrinkage during polymerization leads to several issues that reduce the restoration survival rates. For overcoming this problem, a deep study of shrinkage phenomena is necessary. Methods: In this study, micro-tomography (μ-CT) is combined with digital volume correlation (DVC) to investigate the effect of several factors on the polymerization strain of dental composites in model cavities: the presence/absence of an adhesive, the use of transparent/blackened cavities, and irradiation times between 1 and 40 s. Results: The results indicate that the presence of an adhesive at the interface between the cavity and composite does not reduce the total strain but instead limits it to a preferential direction. In addition, regardless of the conditions, the main strain is generated along the axis parallel to the polymerization irradiation (the vertical axis). Finally, the total strain appears to occur in the first 5 s of irradiation, with no further evolution observed for longer irradiation times. Significance: This work provides new insight into resin-based composite shrinkage and demonstrates the benefit of coupling DVC and μ-CT to better understand the degradation mechanisms of these materials.

Polymerization shrinkage of resin-based composites for dental restorations: A digital volume correlation study / Gallo, M.; Abouelleil, H.; Chenal, J. M.; Adrien, J.; Lachambre, J.; Colon, P.; Maire, E.. - In: DENTAL MATERIALS. - ISSN 0109-5641. - 35:11(2019), pp. 1654-1664. [10.1016/j.dental.2019.08.116]

Polymerization shrinkage of resin-based composites for dental restorations: A digital volume correlation study

Gallo M.;
2019

Abstract

Objective: Resin-based composites are widely used in dental restorations; however, their volumetric shrinkage during polymerization leads to several issues that reduce the restoration survival rates. For overcoming this problem, a deep study of shrinkage phenomena is necessary. Methods: In this study, micro-tomography (μ-CT) is combined with digital volume correlation (DVC) to investigate the effect of several factors on the polymerization strain of dental composites in model cavities: the presence/absence of an adhesive, the use of transparent/blackened cavities, and irradiation times between 1 and 40 s. Results: The results indicate that the presence of an adhesive at the interface between the cavity and composite does not reduce the total strain but instead limits it to a preferential direction. In addition, regardless of the conditions, the main strain is generated along the axis parallel to the polymerization irradiation (the vertical axis). Finally, the total strain appears to occur in the first 5 s of irradiation, with no further evolution observed for longer irradiation times. Significance: This work provides new insight into resin-based composite shrinkage and demonstrates the benefit of coupling DVC and μ-CT to better understand the degradation mechanisms of these materials.
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