Artículos de revistas
Effect of fluid resins on the surface roughness and topography of resin composite restorations analyzed by atomic force microscope
Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 4, n. 3, p. 433-439, 2011.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
The aim of the study was to verify the influence of surface sealants on the surface roughness of resin composite restorations before and after mechanical toothbrushing, and evaluate the superficial topography using atomic force microscope. Five surface sealers were used: Single Bond, Opti Bond Solo Plus, Fortify, Fortify Plus and control, without any sealer agent. The lowest values of surface roughness were obtained for control, Single Bond and Fortify groups before toothbrushing. Fortify and Fortify Plus were the sealer agents that support the abrasive action caused by the toothbrushing although Fortify Plus group remained with high values of surface roughness. The application of specific surface sealants could be a useful clinical procedure to maintain the quality of resin-based composite restorations. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.