Influence of enzymes and plaque acids on in vitro wear of dental composites.

@article{Gee1996InfluenceOE,
  title={Influence of enzymes and plaque acids on in vitro wear of dental composites.},
  author={Anton Johannes de Gee and Sharon Wendt and Arie Werner and Carel Leon Davidson},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 13},
  pages={1327-32}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to test the effect of an enzymatic and an acidic medium on in vitro wear of dental resin composites and an amalgam. Wear was evaluated in two-body and three-body wear conditions. The third body was a food slurry either in water, an esterase solution or an acid solution at a composition and concentration as found in caries active plaque fluid. In the two-body tests the slurry was left out. Under three-body wear conditions neither the enzyme nor the acids… CONTINUE READING