Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the content of inorganic particles and the flexural strength of new condensable composites for posterior teeth in comparison to hybrid conventional composites. METHOD The determination of the content of inorganic particles was performed by mass weighing of a polymerized composite before and after the elimination of the organic phase.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ageing in distilled water on the hardness and compressive strength of a direct composite resin Z100, a feldspatic porcelain (Noritake) and three indirect composites (Artglass, Solidex and Targis). For the Vickers hardness tests, five disk-shaped specimens (2 x 4 mm) of each material were prepared according(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess the influence of curing time and power on the degree of conversion and surface microhardness of 3 orthodontic composites. METHODS One hundred eighty discs, 6 mm in diameter, were divided into 3 groups of 60 samples according to the composite used-Transbond XT (3M Unitek, Monrovia, Calif), Opal Bond MV(More)
The authors studied the CREEP of 5 amalgam alloys (1 conventional and 4 with high cooper) by the application os static load of 36 MPa in 478 mm specimens, 7 days old. After CREEP test, the samples were included in acrylic resin and Vickers hardness determined by three penetrations for each portion (cervical, medium and occlusal). Samples not submitted to(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Investigation of surface treatments to improve the bond of resin cements to metals may contribute to the longevity of metal ceramic restorations. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of surface treatments on the shear bond strength (SBS) of a resin cement to nickel-chromium (NiCr) alloy. MATERIAL AND(More)
It was verified the penetration of phosphoric acid into 3 commercial calcium hydroxide-based cements (Life, Renew and Prisma VLC Dycal). The colorimetric method employed permitted the identidication of phosphorus amount in representative samples of 6 successive layers 0.1 mm thick of each material. The acid etching used were the commercial products(More)
They were casted pieces using three kinds of alloy (Ni-Cr, Ag-Sn and Cu-Al) with circular and smooth surface. They were cemented to human teeth, on occlusal surface, grounded at dentin level, through three different materials kind (zinc polycarboxylate cement, glassionomer cement and composite). After 24 hours storing, the samples were subjected to the(More)