Abstract

This work presents a study of the wear of four dental composites (Concept, XRV, Maxxim, and Belleglass) which are in commercial use. The wear testing was performed using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). Several scanning techniques and various cantilevers were attempted. Finally use of a stainless steel cantilever with a tungsten bead attached resulted in quantifiable wear. AFM imaging in contact mode was used for evaluation of the wear tests. Wear rates are reported as volume per 100,000 scans. The AFM measured wear rates rank the tested composites from most to least wear as follows: Concept highest volume of wear XRV Maxxim BelleGlass least volume of wear. Micro-hardness measurements were also conducted.

Publication Date

2-1-1997

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Materials Science and Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Center for Materials Science and Engineering

Advisor

Scanlon, M.

Advisor/Committee Member

Gupta, V.

Advisor/Committee Member

Jackson, M.

Comments

Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in December 2013.

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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