Biomaterials

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The following research articles have been fully or partially funded by the ADRF.


In vitro fracture strength and patterns in root filled teeth restored with different base materials.

 
TCL Chan, S Küçükkaya, R Wong, P Parashos

The choice of base material beneath fillings in teeth can influence the failure mode, which may have implications for the clinical presentation of structural failures of root filled teeth. Four restorative materials (glass ionomer cement, zinc phosphate cement, composite resin and Biodentine®) were tested as intermediate bases under direct resin fillings for root filled premolar teeth. The restorative technique promoted strengths that can withstand normal and maximum masticatory function. The four materials performed equally well.