Cure behaviour of visible light-activated pattern materials.

  title={Cure behaviour of visible light-activated pattern materials.},
  author={J M Whitworth and Shaniff Makhani and John F. Mccabe},
  journal={International endodontic journal},
  volume={32 3},
AIM This study tested the hypothesis that the cure behaviour (depth of cure and polymerization contraction) of light-activated pattern materials was no worse than that of light-activated composite resins, allowing them to be handled in a similar fashion. METHODOLOGY Depth of cure was measured by a penetrometer method. RESULTS Cure depths were comparable to those of composite resins, ranging from 3.52 mm (Lumin-X paste) to 6.76 mm (Visioform) after visible light activation for 30 s. There… CONTINUE READING