Surface roughness of composite resins submitted to three different finish and polish systems




Dental aesthetics; Composite resins; Dental polishing; Operative dentistry.


Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro performance of three different finishing and polishing systems, concerning providing better surface smoothness. Materials and methods: 2x4 mm specimens were made with 6 composites: Filtek Z250, Classic Herculite, Opalis, Filtek Z350, Zirconfilll and Estelite Omega, which were subsequently divided into four groups according to a different finishing system (Sof-Lex, OptiDisc, Praxis and Control). After polishing, twelve specimens were distributed to each of the six resins studied, making a total of 72 samples (n = 3), which had their roughness evaluated by a contact roughnessmeter. The Kruskal-Wallis test and Dunn's post-test with Bonferroni adjustment were used to search for significant differences. Values ​​were considered significant when p <0.05. Results: The roughness values ​​for finishing systems showed statistical differences between OpiDisc x Praxis (p = 1,000), OpiDisc and Sof-lex (p = 0.605) and Control and all systems (p <0.0001). There was no statistical difference when analyzing the combination of resin x system. The Mylar strip provided surface quality. Conclusions: The size, composition and shape of the filler influenced the surface. Sof-lex and Praxis showed similar results, thus being a good choice for polishing. Clinical Relevance: This study aimed to help the professional in the choice of a better material in the polishing step.


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MORAIS-SOUSA, L. K. de; LIMA, I. P. C. .; NASCIMENTO-JÚNIOR, F. de A. do .; MENDES, A. F. .; TABOSA, T. de A. R. . Surface roughness of composite resins submitted to three different finish and polish systems. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e52510414194, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14194. Disponível em: Acesso em: 11 may. 2021.



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