The influence of oral bacteria on the surfaces of resin-based dental restorative materials--an in vitro study.

@article{Willershausen1999TheIO,
  title={The influence of oral bacteria on the surfaces of resin-based dental restorative materials--an in vitro study.},
  author={B d'Hoedt Willershausen and Angelika S Callaway and Claus Peter Ernst and Elmar Stender},
  journal={International dental journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={231-9}
}
Three tooth-coloured, resin-based restorative materials (Charisma, Dyract, and Pertac) were exposed to typical oral bacteria (S. mutans, S. oralis and A. naeslundii) over a period of up to 35 days. The three strains of bacteria all colonised the resin-based materials within a few hours and formed thick bacterial films. Determination of the bacterial glucose consumption and lactate production during the incubation period showed no difference from the controls which contained no resin samples… CONTINUE READING