Flexural strength of composites: influences of polyethylene fiber reinforcement and type of composite

@article{Pereira2003FlexuralSO,
  title={Flexural strength of composites: influences of polyethylene fiber reinforcement and type of composite},
  author={Cec{\'i}lia Luiz Pereira and Fl{\'a}vio Fernando Demarco and Maximiliano Sergio Cenci and Prud{\^e}ncio Willy Rodo Osinaga and Edno Moacir Piovesan},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={116-119}
}
The microfill veneering of hybrid composite restorations has been indicated to improve esthetics. Also, polyethylene fiber reinforcement has been proposed for use in composite restorations in high-stress clinical situations. However, minimal information in the literature addresses the influence of such combinations on the resistance to fracture. The purpose of this study was to investigate the flexural strength of two composites, a microfill and a hybrid, the effect of their combination, and… CONTINUE READING