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Interferometric Measurements of Cusp Deformation of Teeth Restored with Composites

, D.B. Boyer, R.S. Lakes
Published in Sage
PMID: 8227705
Volume: 72
Issue: 11
Pages: 1532 - 1536

A Michelson interferometry apparatus was used for measurement of the displacement of the buccal cusps of premolars after restoration of MOD preparations with composites. The effects of composite type, cavity size, and hydration conditions were examined. Interferometry permitted real-time measurement of cusp movement as it occurred. Contraction occurred very rapidly, about 1/3 of the 60-minute amount within the two-minute period of exposure to the curing light. Cusp movement was smooth rather than interrupted, indicating lack of microfracturing at deformations of 11-46 μm. Contraction, 0.94% for Heliomolar and 1.2% for P-50, was similar to the linear polymerization shrinkage of the resins. Less cusp movement occurred in small cavities than in large cavities. Hydrated teeth had less cusp movement than dehydrated teeth.

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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Dental Research
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