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Materials 2010, 3(2), 1228-1243; doi:10.3390/ma3021228

Review: Resin Composite Filling

Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada
School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Received: 7 January 2010 / Revised: 2 February 2010 / Accepted: 9 February 2010 / Published: 19 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Biomimetics and Materials Design)
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The leading cause of oral pain and tooth loss is from caries and their treatment include restoration using amalgam, resin, porcelain and gold, endodontic therapy and extraction. Resin composite restorations have grown popular over the last half a century because it can take shades more similar to enamel. Here, we discuss the history and use of resin, comparison between amalgam and resin, clinical procedures involved and finishing and polishing techniques for resin restoration. Although resin composite has aesthetic advantages over amalgam, one of the major disadvantage include polymerization shrinkage and future research is needed on reaction kinetics and viscoelastic behaviour to minimize shrinkage stress.
Keywords: restorations; resin composite; amalgam; history; clinical procedures; finishing and polishing technique restorations; resin composite; amalgam; history; clinical procedures; finishing and polishing technique
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Chan, K.H.S.; Mai, Y.; Kim, H.; Tong, K.C.T.; Ng, D.; Hsiao, J.C.M. Review: Resin Composite Filling. Materials 2010, 3, 1228-1243.

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