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SEM investigations of tooth/ filling bonding

Joanna E. Siejka - Kulczyk 1Malgorzata Lewandowska 1Marta Raczyńska 2Elżbieta Jodkowska 2Krzysztof J. Kurzydlowski 1

1. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (InMat), Wołoska 141, Warszawa 02-507, Poland
2. Medical University of Warsaw, Division of Dentistry, Department of Otolaryngology (ENT), Sepinska 19/25, Warszawa 00-925, Poland


SEM investigations have been conducted to determine the influence of the material on tissue/ material bonding.
Extracted, human teeth were used in this study. Resin - modified glass - ionomer cement and resin composites were tested as dental fillings. To reveal the structure of the tissue/ filling interface the teeth were cut parallel to the long axis.
Bonding quality was determined by direct SEM observation. Fluorine release was estimated by microanalysis with the use of X - ray energy spectrometry (EDS). The results show, that investigated materials have good bonding with enamel. Not fluorine release was observed.


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Presentation: poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium B, by Joanna E. Siejka - Kulczyk
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004

Submitted: 2004-07-01 17:18
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55