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Effects of Polishing Methods on the Surface Characteristics of Composite Resins

백민경 1 김종철 2 Jang, KiTaeg 2

1서울대학교 치의학대학원 소아치과학교실
2서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface characteristics of composite resins polished with two different polishing methods. 30 disk-shaped specimens were prepared with microhybrid (FiltekTM Z250) and nanofilled (FiltekTM Z350) resins respectively, and classified into three groups: not polished as controls, polished by an abrasive disk (Soflex), and polished by a polishing brush (Occlubrush). Surface roughness was increased after polishing. In terms of micro-roughness, there were no significant differences between the two polishing methods. But macro-roughness values were markedly increased in the Occlubrush group (p < 0.05). In the Sof-lex group, the matrix and fillers were polished together, resulting into a smoother and homogeneous surface. However, in the Occlubrush group, the matrix layer was torn off, with more heterogeneous surfaces and large scratches. In regards to micro-hardness, no significant differences were observed between the two polishing systems (p > 0.05). And the hardness value increased about 25% after polishing. In conclusion, the method of polishing should be chosen deliberately in view of the hardness characteristics of composite resins. Sof-lex is recommended to improve the surface characteristics of polished resins.

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