Effect of blue and violet light on polymerization shrinkage vectors of a CQ/TPO-containing composite

Camila S. Sampaio, Pablo J. Atria, Frederick A. Rueggeberg, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Marcelo Giannini, Paulo G. Coelho, Ronaldo Hirata, Regina M. Puppin-Rontani
  • Dental Materials, July 2017, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.dental.2017.04.010

Effect of blue and violet light on polymerization shrinkage vectors of composites.

What is it about?

To evaluate the effect of light-curing wavelengths on composite filler particle displacement, and thus to visualize localized polymerization shrinkage in a resin-based composite (RBC) containing camphorquinone (CQ) and Lucirin TPO (TPO).

Why is it important?

Filler particle displacement in a RBC as a result of light-curing is related to localized application of light wavelength and total emitted power of the light emitted on the top surface of the RBC. When the violet LED is present (violet-only and conventional LCUs), filler particle displacement magnitude decreased with increased depth, while results using the blue-only LED show a more consistent pattern of displacement. Clinically, these results correlate to production of different characteristics of curing within a RBC restoration mass, depending on localized wavelengths applied to the irradiated surface.

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