Comparative mechanical property characterization of three indirect composite resin materials compared with two direct composites

Demirel F., Saygili G., Sahmali S.

POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, vol.14, no.6, pp.380-386, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pat.344
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-386


Various new indirect composite materials have been developed with required advantages. In this study three indirect composite material (Artglass, Belleglass HP, Targis) were tested for flexural strength, fracture toughness, wear resistance and hardness against Filtek P60 and Z-100. Five specimens of each material were fabricated according to the manufacturer's directions. The flexural strength and fracture toughness was measured using the bending test. The wear test was performed to accelerated wear in a toothbrushing apparatus. Vickers hardness was measured for each of the tested materials. The statistical tests used for flexural strength, fracture toughness, wear and hardness were One-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis test. The level of statistical significance chosen was p = 0.05. Results of the study showed that Filtek P60 was superior to the other composites in all tests. Significant differences were found among the materials. The differences in flexural strength, fracture toughnes, wear and hardness may have been due to differences in chemistry or method of polymerization of the composites. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.