Wear resistance of composites: a solved problem?

  title={Wear resistance of composites: a solved problem?},
  author={K J S{\"o}derholm and Nicola D Richards},
  journal={General dentistry},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={256-63; quiz 264-5}
During the past few years, the use of posterior composites has increased, due to an increased demand from patients to have their metallic restorations replaced with tooth colored restorations. However, until recently, posterior composites were not considered suitable alternatives to metallic restorations mainly because of their tendency to contract during polymerization and wear more than traditional metallic materials. Improvements in bonding agents and composite materials have now made it… CONTINUE READING

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