Publication: Development of metal-resin composite restorative material. Part 3. Flexural properties and condensability of metal-resin composite using Ag-Sn irregular particles.
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Dental materials journal. Vol.19, No.2 (2000), 186-195
S. Urapepon, K. Kakuta, H. Ogura, C. Suchatlampong, A. Rittapai (2000). Development of metal-resin composite restorative material. Part 3. Flexural properties and condensability of metal-resin composite using Ag-Sn irregular particles.. Retrieved from: https://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/handle/123456789/25927.
Development of metal-resin composite restorative material. Part 3. Flexural properties and condensability of metal-resin composite using Ag-Sn irregular particles.
Powder-liquid type metal-resin composites, using Ag-Sn irregular particles as the filler, 4-META as coupling agent and UDMA + TEGDMA as resin matrix, were experimentally prepared under 9 different conditions (three different particle sizes and three different filler contents). The flexural strength and flexural modulus were measured. Three different irregular particle size MRCs without redox-initiator at 94% filler content, as well as amalgam, conventional hybrid composite and Ag-Sn spherical particle MRC were evaluated for condensability. The flexural strength of the Ag-Sn irregular particle MRC was significantly influenced by both the filler particle size and filler contents (p < 0.01). It increased when either the filler content increased or the particles size decreased. The highest flexural strength (97.6 MPa) was obtained from the condition of particles size < 20 microns and 94% filler content. The flexural modulus was significantly influenced by filler content and it increased with increasing filler content. The condensability of the Ag-Sn irregular particle MRC was lower than that of amalgam but much higher than presently available conventional composites and spherical particle MRC.