Fracture resistance of anterior, posterior and universal light activated composite restoratives

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This investigation measured the fracture resistance of a wide range of currently available light-activated-composite restoratives. Products intended solely for anterior use were tested together with universal materials and products intended for posterior application. All materials were handled according to manufacturers' instructions. For products evaluated in this investigation, universal and posterior materials yielded higher mean torque to fracture (T) values overall in comparison to the anterior products. One Microfilled and two Polyglas filled products designated for posterior application yielded relatively modest mean fracture resistance values.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalOperative Dentistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001