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Resin composite--state of the art.
  • J. Ferracane
  • Engineering, Medicine
    Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 2011
TLDR
There is no one ideal material available to the clinician, but the commercial materials that comprise the current armamentarium are of high quality and when used appropriately, have proven to deliver excellent clinical outcomes of adequate longevity.
Hygroscopic and hydrolytic effects in dental polymer networks.
  • J. Ferracane
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 March 2006
TLDR
Dental polymer networks have been shown to be susceptible to hygroscopic and hydrolytic effects to varying extents dependent upon their chemistry and structure, and these effects on the clinical performance of polymer restoratives is largely unknown.
Factors involved in the development of polymerization shrinkage stress in resin-composites: a systematic review.
TLDR
Shrinkage stress development must be considered a multi-factorial phenomenon and accessing the specific contribution of volumetric shrinkage, viscoelastic behavior, reaction kinetics and local conditions on stress magnitude seems impractical.
Elution of leachable components from composites.
  • J. Ferracane
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    Journal of oral rehabilitation
  • 1 July 1994
TLDR
The results of these studies suggest that elution of leachable components from composites is rapid, with the majority being released within a matter of hours.
Current trends in dental composites.
  • J. Ferracane
  • Materials Science, Medicine
    Critical reviews in oral biology and medicine…
  • 1995
TLDR
Current efforts are focusing on several areas, including the development of non- or minimally-shrinking dental composites containing spiro-orthocarbonates as additives to dimethacrylates or epoxy-base resins, and the production of alternative filler materials for ideal wear resistance and esthetics.
Correlation between hardness and degree of conversion during the setting reaction of unfilled dental restorative resins.
  • J. Ferracane
  • Materials Science, Medicine
    Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 February 1985
TLDR
Knoop hardness was correlated to degree of conversion (DC) of carbon double bonds, determined by IR, during the setting reaction of three unfilled dental resins, indicating increase in hardness correlates well with increases in DC during setting.
Self-adhesive resin cements - chemistry, properties and clinical considerations.
TLDR
The result of this review of self-adhesive resin cements would suggest that these materials may be expected to show similar clinical performance as other resin-based and non-resin based dental cements.
Reduction of polymerization contraction stress for dental composites by two-step light-activation.
TLDR
A combination of low initial energy density followed by a lag period before a final high-intensity light irradiation provides a reduction of polymerization contraction stresses in dental composites.
Rate of elution of leachable components from composite.
TLDR
The study lends support to the view that dental composites do not provide a chronic source of unreacted monomer to the pulp or other oral tissues, due to a rapid and complete elution of the molecules.
Developing a more complete understanding of stresses produced in dental composites during polymerization.
  • J. Ferracane
  • Materials Science, Medicine
    Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 2005
TLDR
The origins of these stresses in polymerizing dental composites are overviewed, a brief description of the methods for measuring them, a discussion of what little is known of the relationship between contraction stress and outcomes, an identification of the materials and placement factors that affect contraction stress, and a description of several strategies proposed to reduce the stresses.
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