Light-curing considerations for resin-based composite materials: a review. Part I.

Neeraj Malhotra, Kundabala Mala

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There has been a continual advent of improved technologies in dentistry. Among these are the material sciences of resin-based composites (RBCs). Since the introduction of light-cured RBCs, the problem of polymerization shrinkage and the methods used to overcome this have concerned clinicians and researchers. Types of curing light and modes of curing have been shown to affect the degree of polymerization and related shrinkage of RBCs. This review, which is divided into two parts, discusses the contemporary light-curing units. Part I explores the evolution in light-curing units and different curing modes. Part II highlights the clinical considerations regarding light curing of RBCs that are important for achieving optimal curing and maximum polymerization of RBCs in a clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-505; quiz 506, 508
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 09-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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