Recent Advances in Dental Composites: An Overview

Authors

  • Lavanya Dara Vishnu Dental College
  • Divya Buchi Vishnu Dental College
  • Satyanaryana Raju Mantena Vishnu Dental College
  • Madhu Varma K Vishnu Dental College
  • Bheemaligeswara Rao D Vishnu Dental College
  • Vinay Chandrappa Vishnu Dental College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37983/IJDM.2019.1202

Keywords:

Composites, fillers, condensable composites, flowable composites, nanocomposites, self-adhering composites, fibre reinforced composites

Abstract

Composite resins are widely used aesthetic materials in restorative dentistry. These materials were introduced to overcome the inherent shortcomings of amalgam restorative materials. Dental amalgams are unesthetic and toxic. Earlier composites lack in mechanical properties to withstand the masticatory forces. Various filler particles have been added to composite resins to improve their physical and mechanical properties.  Filled composite resins exhibit high compressive strength, abrasion resistance, ease of application and high translucency. Depending on the filler size and shapes, various composites have been developed until now. This article is a review of numerous types of composites that are technologically advanced to modify their properties.

Author Biographies

Divya Buchi, Vishnu Dental College

Undergraduate Student, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, India

Satyanaryana Raju Mantena, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India- 534202.

Madhu Varma K, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India- 534202

Bheemaligeswara Rao D, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India- 534202

Vinay Chandrappa, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of pedodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India- 534202

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2019-11-15

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