|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
September, 2006, Vol. 8, No. 3
© 2006 Stomatologija
Stomatologija 2006; 8 (3): 67-69 168 KB
Evaluation of diametral tensile strength and knoop microhardness of five nanofilled composites in dentin and enamel shades
Eduardo Gonçalves Mota, Hugo Mitsuo Silva Oshima, Luiz Henrique Burnett Jr., Luiz Antonio Gaieski Pires, Rogério Simões Rosa
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the mechanical behavior of five nanofilled composites with dentin and enamel shades trough diametral tensile strength and knoop microhardness. 4 Seasons (Ivoclar Vivadent), Esthet X improved (Dentsply), Filtek Supreme (3M), Grandio (Voco) and Palfique Estelite (Tokuyama Dental Corp.) were used in this research. Twenty samples (6 mm diameter and 3 mm thickness) of each material were used. Ten samples were submitted to knoop microhardness and the others to diametral tensile strength examinations. The results were submitted to ANOVA and Tukey statistical tests (a=0.05). There were significant differences between the tested groups (p<0.05). The diametral tensile strength ranged from 36.08 (4 Seansons dentin) to 49.24 (Grandio enamel). The knoop microhardness ranged from 54.45 (Esthet X improved enamel) to 123.90 (Grandio dentin). A great variability in the mechanical behavior of the nanofilled composites was observed. However it was not recorded with dentin and enamel shades with the exception of Grandio.
Key words: nanofilled composite, diametral tensile strength, knoop microhardness.
Received: 07 08 2006
Accepted for publishing: 26 09 2006
*Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Eduardo Goncalves Mota* DDS, MS, PhD, assoc. prof.
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