The influence of bis-EMA vs bis-GMA on the degree of conversion and water susceptibility of experimental composite materials -

The degree of conversion (DC) of mixtures with higher content of bis-EMA is affected by the presence of bis-GMA at lower energy density delivered from the curing device, suggesting that the restrictions caused by the presence of hydrogen bonds is dependent of the irradiation time used

Detection and quantification of monomers in unstimulated whole saliva after treatment with resin-based composite fillings in vivo -

Resin-based dental restorative materials contain allergenic methacrylate monomers, which may be released into saliva after restorative treatment. Monomers from resin-based composite materials have been demonstrated in saliva in vitro; however, studies analyzing saliva after restorative therapy are scarce. The aim of this study was to quantify methacrylate monomers in saliva after treatment with a resin-based composite filling material.

Contemporary tooth-coloured filling materials -

Tooth-coloured materials dominate restorative treatments in the Nordic countries today. The most recent developments have concentrated on monomers and filler particles. The present article discusses the composition of and results from laboratory studies on contemporary materials with specific focus on nanocomposites and the clinical relevance of laboratory studies. Furthermore polymerization by LED light curing units and the risk of release of hormone-like chemicals from composites are briefly discussed.

Polymer based restorative materials – a study of important properties -

The composition, leachable products, and physical properties of toothcoloured restorative materials have been determined. The composition was often found to be more complex than described in the MSDS of the materials. The most frequently used monomers such as TEGDMA, Bis-GMA, Bis-EMA, UDMA, and 2-HEMA were detected, as well as several other monomers and different additives (initiators, activators, and stabilizers). The initiator camphoroquinone was found in all the investigated materials. B