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Journal: Journal of prosthodontic research


PURPOSE: The stress relaxation and compressive strength of resin, resin-modified glass ionomer, glass ionomer, polycarboxylate, and zinc oxide eugenol cements were measured to determine the characteristics of these materials after setting. METHODS: A total of 19 luting cements including 12 permanent cements and 7 temporary cements were used. Cylindrical cement specimens (10mm long and 6mm in diameter) were obtained by chemical setting or light curing. The specimens were stored for 24-36h in water at 37°C and were then used for the stress relaxation and compression tests. The stress relaxation test was carried out using three constant cross-head speeds of 5, 50, and 100mm/min. Upon reaching the preset dislocation of 0.5mm, the cross-head movement was stopped, and the load was recorded for 60s. Fractional stress loss at 1s was calculated from the relaxation curves. The compressive strength and modulus were measured at a cross-head speed of 1mm/min. Data were analyzed with the Kruskal-Wallis test and Holm’s test. RESULTS: A zinc oxide eugenol cement [TempBOND NX] exhibited the largest fractional stress loss. A resin cement [ResiCem] showed the largest compressive strength, while a glass ionomer cement [HY-BOND GLASIONOMER CX] showed the largest compressive modulus among all tested cements (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: The fractional stress loss could not be classified by the cement type. Two implant cements [Multilink Implant and IP Temp Cement] showed similar properties with permanent resin cements and temporary glass ionomer cements, respectively. Careful consideration of the choice of cement is necessary.

Concepts: Materials science, Compressive strength, Zinc oxide, Portland cement, Glass ionomer cement, Zinc oxide eugenol, Eugenol, Dental materials


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distribution of bubbles, degree of mixing, flowability and mechanical strength of powder-liquid reline material by manually and with a rotation-revolution (planetary) mixer, and to determine the usefulness of a rotation-revolution mixer for this application.

Concepts: Engineering, Materials science, Strength of materials, Distribution of wealth, Mix, Mixing console, Mixer


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of water immersion on the mechanical properties of three kinds of glass fiber posts and the fracture resistance of structures using resin composites with glass fiber posts.

Concepts: Fiberglass


This cross-sectional study analyzes how bone resorption affects the masticatory function and investigates the relation between perceived and measured masticatory function.

Concepts: Cross-sectional study


To quantify and to compare a gravimetric and three-dimensional (3D) analysis of the removed tooth structure for different complete crown preparations.


Bio-inspiration is an approach in engineering aimed at optimizing artificial systems by borrowing biological concepts from nature. This review sets out to summarize the fundamental aspects employed by nature to avoid premature dental failures. On the basis of these findings, it then defines and evaluates rules for ‘post-modern’ manufacturing processes to imitate or regenerate complex biological systems.


This report was written to introduce an attempt at clinical application of our newly developed digital workflow to reproduce the morphology of the subgingival contour and the emergence profile of the provisional restoration within the final bone-anchored fixed restoration, using a bounded unilateral edentulous case.


To introduce a new and simple digital workflow to record dynamic occlusion, and apply it to occlusal analysis and prosthetic treatment in a virtual environment.


To determine the effect of veneering material and framework design on fracture loads of implant-supported zirconia molar fixed dental prostheses (FDPs).


Reconstruction of patients' dental occlusion should be performed to fulfill esthetic and functional demands. These applied restorations should be in harmony with the existing occlusion and should not have any negative effects on intraoral dynamics. The aim of this clinical study is to compare the accuracy of the occlusal design shaped by conventional Wax Up methods and computer-aided design (CAD) regarding their similarity to the natural tooth morphology.