Nanomechanical Characterization of Flowable Dental Restorative Nanocomposite Resins Using AFM


ÇAĞLAYAN M. O.

POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, vol.56, no.16, pp.1813-1821, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03602559.2017.1289409
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.1813-1821

Abstract

In this study, exploring the possible connections between the structure and the functionality of a dental restoration material on the sub-micrometric scale is aimed, especially by focusing on the elastic mechanical properties of materials. Five flowable dental resin composites were investigated by atomic force microscopy nanoindentation. G-aenial Universal Flo, Filtek Ultimate XT, Vertise Flow, Revolution Formula 2, and Filtek Supreme Plus comprising nanofillers have been selected for this study. Young's modulus was between 12.61 +/- 0.35GPa (for G-aenial Universal Flo) and 11.86 +/- 0.35GPa (for Filtek Supreme Plus), which were quite similar for all commercial flowable resins.