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Effect of curing protocol on the polymerization of dual-cured resin cements
DENTAL MATERIALS, v.26, n.7, p.710-718, 2010
PEREIRA, Sonia G.
NUNES, Teresa G.
CARVALHO, Ricardo Marins
Objectives. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how curing protocol affects the extent of polymerization of dual-cured resin cements. Methods. Four commercial resin cements were used (DuoLink, Panavia F 2.0, Variolink II and Enforce). The extent of polymerization of the resin cements cured under different conditions was measured using a (1)H Stray-Field MRI method, which also enabled to probe molecular mobility in the kHz frequency range. Results. Resin cements show well distinct behaviours concerning chemical cure. Immediate photo-activation appears to be the best choice for higher filler loaded resin cements (Panavia F 2.0 and Variolink). A photo-activation delay (5 min) did not induce any significant difference in the extent of polymerization of all cements. Significance. The extent of polymerization of dual-cured resin cements considerably changed among products under various curing protocols. Clinicians should optimize the materials choice taking into account the curing characteristics of the cements. (C) 2010 Academy of Dental Materials. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.