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Comparative efficiency of plasma and halogen light sources on composite micro-hardness in different curing conditions.

Authors
  • Dietschi, D
  • Marret, N
  • Krejci, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dental Materials
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2003
Volume
19
Issue
6
Pages
493–500
Identifiers
PMID: 12837397
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Direct polymerization with the plasma light used requires longer exposure times than those initially proposed by the manufacturer. The effectiveness of plasma generated light was lowered by composite or natural tissues, and therefore requires an important increase in the irradiation time when applied to indirect polymerization. The practical advantage of this polymerization method is less than expected, when compared to traditional halogen curing.

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