- A new classification of resin-based aesthetic adhesive materials
- Collegium Antropologicum
- Volume | Issue number
- 34 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
The purpose of this article is to illustrate a new classification of resin based aesthetic materials laying on the characterization of their matrix and their filler morphology. Four samples per material have been prepared for SEM evaluation.
Each sample has been treated with chloroform to dissolve its matrix in order to evidence the filler morphology. A general schema of four different matrix systems which characterize the material’s level of hydrophobicity can be put in evidence.
The subsequent filler analysis individuates a more complex schema based on filler size and construction. A new classification based on matrix nature and filler morphology has been proposed. Based on this concept mechanical and aesthetic characteristics of the materials can be presumed.