Template assisted surface micro microstructuring of flowable dental composites and its effect on the microbial adhesion properties
PublisherAcademy of Dental Materials
Rights accessOpen Access
Despite their various advantages, such as good esthetic properties, absence of mercury and adhesive bonding to teeth, modern dental composites still have some drawbacks, e.g., a relatively high rate of secondary caries on teeth filled with composite materials. Recent research suggests that microstructured biomaterials surfaces may reduce microbial adhesion to materials due to unfavorable physical material–microbe interactions. The objectives of this study were, therefore, to test the hypotheses that (i) different surface microstructures can be created on composites by a novel straightforward approach potentially suitable for clinical application and (ii) that these surface structures have a statistically significant effect on microbial adhesion properties.
CitationFrenzel, N. [et al.]. Template assisted surface micro microstructuring of flowable dental composites and its effect on the microbial adhesion properties. "", 1 Març 2016, vol. 32, núm. 3, p. 476-487.