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Light transmittance and micro-mechanical properties of bulk fill vs. conventional resin based composites
  • S. Bucuta, N. Ilie
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Clinical Oral Investigations
  • 11 January 2014
ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to quantify the blue light that passes through different incremental thicknesses of bulk fill in comparison to conventional resin-based composites (RBCs) and toExpand
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In vitro comparison of mechanical properties and degree of cure of bulk fill composites
ObjectivesThe aim of our study was to measure and compare degree of conversion (DC) as well as micro- (indentation modulus, E; Vickers hardness, HV) and macromechanical properties (flexural strength,Expand
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Bulk-fill resin-based composites: an in vitro assessment of their mechanical performance.
The study aimed to assess the mechanical performance of seven bulk-fill RBCs (Venus Bulk Fill, Heraeus Kulzer; SureFil SDR flow, Dentsply Caulk; x-tra base and x-tra fil, VOCO; Filtek Bulk Fill, 3MExpand
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Investigations on mechanical behaviour of dental composites
  • N. Ilie, R. Hickel
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Clinical Oral Investigations
  • 26 February 2009
Since a direct comparison of composites efficacy in clinical studies is very difficult, our study aimed to analyse in laboratory tests under standardised and simulated clinical conditions a largeExpand
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Investigations on a methacrylate-based flowable composite based on the SDR™ technology.
  • N. Ilie, R. Hickel
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 April 2011
OBJECTIVE Monomer development for a reduced shrinkage of composite materials still challenges the modern research. The purpose of this study was to analyse the shrinkage behavior of an innovativeExpand
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Resin composite restorative materials.
  • N. Ilie, R. Hickel
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Australian dental journal
  • 1 June 2011
This paper surveys the most important developments in resin-based dental composites and focuses on the deficits (e.g. polymerization shrinkage) and strengths of the materials and their clinicalExpand
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Influence of various irradiation processes on the mechanical properties and polymerisation kinetics of bulk-fill resin based composites.
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of irradiation time and distance of the light tip on the micro-mechanical properties and polymerisation kinetics of two bulk-fill resin-based composites at simulatedExpand
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Effect of gloss and heat on the mechanical behaviour of a glass carbomer cement.
OBJECTIVES The effect of gloss and heat on the mechanical behaviour of a recently launched glass carbomer cement (GCP, GCP dental) was evaluated and compared with resin-modified glass ionomer cementsExpand
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Repair of restorations--criteria for decision making and clinical recommendations.
OBJECTIVES In the last decade, repair of restorations has become more and more popular while teaching repair of restorations is now included in most universities in Europe and North America. The aimExpand
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Low-shrinkage composite for dental application.
In modern research, development of monomers that reduce shrinkage of composite materials remains an ongoing quest and perennial challenge. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to analyze theExpand
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