Effects of different polishing methods on color stability of resin composites after accelerated aging

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Sirin Karaarslan E., Bulbul M., Yildiz E., SEÇİLMİŞ A., SARI F., Usumez A.

DENTAL MATERIALS JOURNAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.58-67, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4012/dmj.2012-045
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-67


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of polishing procedures on the color stability of different types of composites after aging. Forty disk-shaped specimens (empty set10x2 mm) were prepared for each composite resin type (an ormocer, a packable, a nanohybrid, and a microhybrid) for a total of 160 specimens. Each composite group was divided into four subgroups according to polishing method (n=10): control (no finishing and polishing), polishing disk, polishing wheel, and glaze material. Color parameters (L*, a*, and b*) and surface roughness were measured before and after accelerated aging. Of the polishing methods, glazed specimens showed the lowest color change (Delta E*), Delta L*, and, b* values (p<0.05). Of the composite resins, the microhybrid composite showed the lowest Delta E* value, whereas the ormocer showed the highest (p<0.05). For all composite types, the surface roughness of their control groups decreased after aging (p<0.05). In conclusion, all composite resins showed color changes after accelerated aging, with the use of glaze material resulting in the lowest color change.