M Swetha*, S Datta Prasad, C Sunil kumar, N Vamsee Krishna, S Sunil kumar and KS Chandra Babu
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, C.K.S. Teja Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, India
*Corresponding Author: Moravineni Swetha, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, C.K.S. Teja Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, India.
Published: December 27, 2019
Restoration of carious teeth is generally done with various restorative materials. Which include Metallic and Non-Metallic materials like Silver Amalgam, Light cured Composite resin, Glass ionomer cement etc. which partially fulfill the objectives of restoration. This invitro study was conducted to evaluate the fracture resistance of Silver Amalgam, Light cured Composite resin (Solare sculpt), and an Alkasite restorative material (Cention N). A total of 30 specimens, with 10 specimens in each of 3 groups were fabricated using Teflon coated stainless steel die with 8.5 mm diameter and 3 mm depth mold space. Group1 – Silver Amalgam, Group 2 – Light cured Composite resin, Group 3- Alkasite Restorative Material (Cention N). All Samples were tested for fracture resistance by a universal testing machine. The results obtained after fracture were analyzed using ANOVA and post hoc Tukey test. The results shows significant difference between the 3 groups with Group 3 Alkasite restorative material exhibits the highest fracture resistance compared to the remaining groups.
Keywords: Amalgam; Composite; Alkasite; Universal Testing Machine; Fracture Resistance
Citation: M Swetha., et al. “Comparative Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of Silver Amalgam, Composite and Alkasite Restorative Material- An In vitroStudy”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.1 (2020): 85-90.
Copyright: © 2020 M Swetha., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.