Bulk fill resin composite properties: a literature review

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i13.20852

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Composite Resins; Review literature as topic; Polymerization.

Abstract

Currently, resin composite has become the first choice for restorative treatments, as it has great benefits such as greater reproduction of details, mimicking the tooth structure and enabling minimally invasive and safe procedures. However, the problems resulting from polymerization shrinkage stress are still a challenge regarding the longevity and clinical success of the restoration, being circumvented through the incremental technique. As an alternative and with the purpose of optimizing the clinical time in posterior restorations, resin composites with low shrinkage stress polymerization appeared on the market, which are named bulk fill resins, which enable their use in the form of unique increments with thicknesses greater than 4mm. This material has been widely used in the dental clinic, presenting benefits such as shorter clinical time, greater depth of polymerization, less polymerization shrinkage stress and less polymerization stress generated to the cavity walls. The differences in the properties and composition of this resin occur according to the variations defined by the manufacturer. Therefore, it is essential to know the chemical composition of the material to be used in the clinic, adapting to the indications given by the manufacturer, in order to achieve satisfactory and lasting results. Thus, this article aimed to review the main characteristics and properties of bulk fill composite resin, as well as its indications, advantages and disadvantages.

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09/10/2021

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RODRIGUES, B. B. .; SILVA, L. J. T. .; SILVA, G. C. B. da .; VIEIRA, H. S. .; CAMPOS, F. .; LINS, R. B. E. . Bulk fill resin composite properties: a literature review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 13, p. e136101320852, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i13.20852. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/20852. Acesso em: 2 dec. 2021.

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