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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-139

Comparative evaluation of surface hardness and depth of cure of silorane and methacrylate-based posterior composite resins: An in vitro study

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi, Wardha, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shubha G Hegde
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi, Wardha - 442 004, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.153070

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Aim: This in vitro study was carried out to compare the effect of LED light curing system on polymerization and hardness of silorane-based and methacrylate-based posterior composite resin. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 samples, 20 of silorane-based composite Filtek P-90 and 20 of methacrylate-based composite Heliomolar HB measuring 2 mm thickness and 8 mm diameter were prepared using Teflon molds and cured using LED curing light. The samples were polished and tested in Knoop hardness tester using a 50-gram load and dwell time of 15 seconds on top and bottom surfaces. The percentage depth of cure was calculated, and statistical analysis was performed using two-way ANOVA test and Student t- test. Results: Higher statistically significant values were seen for both the top and bottom surface hardness in silorane-based resins than methacrylate-based resins on LED light curing. Conclusion: Greater depth of cure was achieved in silorane-based posterior composite than in methacrylate-based posterior composite resins with a statistically significant difference.

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