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Polymerization Shrinkage Stress in Resin-Based Dental Materials1

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Wenkai Niu, Yi Hua, Linxia Gu

Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68588

Hidehiko Watanabe

College of Dentistry,
University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Lincoln, NE 68588

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030948 (Sep 01, 2015) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1104; doi: 10.1115/1.4030578 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Schneider, L. F. J., Cavalcante, L. M., and Silikas, N., 2010, “Shrinkage Stresses Generated During Resin-Composite Applications: A Review,” J. Dent. Biomech., 1(1), p. 131630. [CrossRef]
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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

The FE model for dental restoration (I—enamel, II—dentin, III—composite, IV—adhesive, 1—height of enamel, 2—height of dentin, and 3—height of composite)

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Plots for C-factor versus max stress under different variables



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