Light-curing considerations for resin-based composite materials: a review. Part II.

Neeraj Malhotra, Kundabala Mala

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Abstract

As discussed in Part I, the type of curing light and curing mode impact the polymerization kinetics of resin-based composite (RBC) materials. Major changes in light-curing units and curing modes have occurred. The type of curing light and mode employed affects the polymerization shrinkage and associated stresses, microhardness, depth of cure, degree of conversion, and color change of RBCs. These factors also may influence the microleakage in an RBC restoration. Apart from the type of unit and mode used, the polymerization of RBCs is also affected by how a light-curing unit is used and handled, as well as the aspects associated with RBCs and the environment. Part II discusses the various clinical issues that should be considered while curing RBC restorations in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Volume31
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2010

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Composite Resins
Polymerization
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Color

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