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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


Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a polymer that has many potential uses in dentistry. The aim of this review was to summarize the outcome of research conducted on the material for dental applications. In addition, future prospects of PEEK in the field of clinical dentistry have been highlighted.

Concepts: Dental implant


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


This study aimed to investigate whether the mandible is more receptive to external stimuli than the maxilla in patients with complete dentures by comparing regional current perception thresholds (CPTs) and pain threshold (PTs).


To evaluate the substrate masking ability of different ceramic systems used for complete crowns and assess the influence of their association with an opaque resin-based luting agent (OLA).


To assess the current status of patients with dental metal allergies in Japan.


To investigate if sleep bruxism (SB) influences training-induced cortical plasticity and performance in terms of accuracy and precision of a tooth-clenching task (TCT).


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of block-out preparation, used to eliminate the undercut area, on the retentive force and stress distribution of resin clasps.