Investigation of a new approach to measuring contact angles for hydrophilic impression materials.

@article{Kugel2007InvestigationOA,
  title={Investigation of a new approach to measuring contact angles for hydrophilic impression materials.},
  author={G{\'e}rard Kugel and Thomas Klettke and J. A. Goldberg and Jaques Benchimol and Ronald D Perry and Shradha Sharma},
  journal={Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={84-92}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this investigation was to examine the initial water contact angles of seven unset impression materials using commercially available equipment, in an effort to determine whether polyether impression materials (Impregum) have lower contact angles and are, therefore, more hydrophilic than VPS impression materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS The hydrophilic properties of unset polyether and VPS impression materials were analyzed with respect to their water contact angle… CONTINUE READING