JBNB  Vol.3 No.2 , April 2012
Evaluation the Mechanical Properties of Nanofilled Composite Resin Restorative Material
This study was designed to evaluate the wear resistance, fracture toughness and flexural strength of a nanofilled composite resin restorative material in comparison with a conventional hybrid composite resin. A total of 60 specimens were prepared from both types composite resins. Specimens were cured with a light curing device according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Wear resistance was evaluated through subjecting the specimens to wear testing at 0.1 bar wet pressure against carbide abrasive counter-body using wear testing machine under water as lubricant. The test conditions were; speed = 265 rpm, load = 0.1 bar, time = 5 min. Flexural strength and fracture toughness were tested using three-point bending test in universal testing machine at a cross head speed of 2 mm/min until failure occurred. The nanofilled composite resin material exhibited higher wear resistance than the hybrid composite resin material. On the other hand, there were no significant differences between the two materials in values of flexural strength and fracture toughness. It was concluded that the nanofilled composite resin was harder but it does not stronger than the conventional hybrid composite resin.

Cite this paper
I. M. Hamouda and H. Abd Elkader, "Evaluation the Mechanical Properties of Nanofilled Composite Resin Restorative Material," Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 238-242. doi: 10.4236/jbnb.2012.32029.
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