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Studies on shrinkage, depth of cure, and cytotoxic behavior of novel organically modified ceramic based dental restorative resins

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  • P. P. Lizymol

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    1. Dental Products Laboratory, Biomedical Technology Wing (BMT Wing), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram 695012, Kerala, India
    • Dental Products Laboratory, Biomedical Technology Wing (BMT Wing), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram 695012, Kerala, India
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Abstract

Polymerization shrinkage, depth of cure, and in vitro cytotoxic behavior of dental restorative composite based on inorganic–organic hybrid (organically modified ceramic) resins, containing alkoxides of silicone, calcium, and titanium with various polymeric methacrylate groups were evaluated in this study. Comparison was made between dimethacrylate and tetra methacrylate resins. Statistical evaluation using analysis of variance (single factor) showed that tetramethacrylate organically modified ceramic resin-based composites showed better shrinkage properties. P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Compared to dimethacrylates, tetramethacrylates based composites showed lower depth of cure value. Cytotoxicity characteristics of these composites were mainly depending on the nature of inorganic material incorporated rather than difference in dimethacrylate or tetramethacrylate structure. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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