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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-73

A comparative evaluation of effect of modern-curing lights and curing modes on conventional and novel-resin monomers

1 Department Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Telangana, India
2 Department Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Al-Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha, Kerala, India
3 Department Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Telangana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/JCD.JCD_71_17

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Aim: The aim of this study is to compare and to evaluate effect of curing light and curing modes on the nanohybrid composite resins with conventional Bis-GMA and novel tricyclodecane (TCD) monomers. Methodology: Two nanohybrid composites, IPS empress direct and charisma diamond were used in this study. Light-emitting diode (LED)-curing unit and quartz-tungsten-halogen (QTH)-curing unit which were operated into two different modes: continuous and soft start. Based on the composite resin, curing lights, and mode of curing used, the samples were divided into 8 groups. After polymerization, the samples were stored for 48 h in complete darkness at 37°C and 100% humidity. The Vickers hardness (VK) of the surface was determined with Vickers indenter by the application of 200 g for 15 s. Three VK readings were recorded for each sample surface both on top and bottom surfaces. For all the specimens, the three hardness values for each surface were averaged and reported as a single value. The mean VK and hardness ratio were calculated. The depth of cure was assessed based on the hardness ratio. Results: Comparison of mean hardness values and hardness ratios was done using ANOVA with post hoc Tukey's test. Conclusion: Both QTH- and LED-curing units had shown the adequate depth of cure. Soft-start-curing mode in both QTH- and LED-curing lights had effectively increased microhardness than the continuous mode of curing. TCD monomer had shown higher hardness values compared with conventional Bis-GMA-containing resin.

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