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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 833-841

Mechanical performance of a newly developed glass hybrid restorative in the restoration of large MO Class 2 cavities

Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

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Dr. Z B Kutuk
Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara - 06100
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_628_18

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Objective: To evaluate the mechanical properties of a glass hybrid (GH) restorative system (EQUIA Forte/GC) and compare it with a microhybrid composite (G-aenial Posterior/GC) by compressive strength (CS) and fracture resistance (FR) tests. Materials and Methods: Cylindrical specimens were subjected to a CS test (n = 12). There were about 48 mandibular molars were used for a FR test and divided into four groups: Group 1 (positive control), sound teeth; Group 2 (negative control), extended size Class 2 cavities prepared on the mesial surfaces of teeth; Group 3, extended size Class 2 cavities restored with a composite; and Group 4, extended size Class 2 cavities restored with GH. Specimens were subjected to loading until a fracture occurred. Data were analyzed statistically (α = 0.05). Results: The fracture modes were examined by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The CS values of the composite and GH were 278.20 ± 17.34 MPa and 164.62 ± 25.72 MPa, respectively (P < 0.05). No differences were observed between the FR of restored groups (P > 0.05). Conclusions: The GH exhibited sufficient mechanical properties as a restorative material, and could be preferred for extensive caries lesions on posterior teeth.

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