How much do resin-based materials release? A meta-analytical approach

Leuven BIOMAT Research Cluster, Department of Conservative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Oral Pathology and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 7, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
Dental materials: official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials (Impact Factor: 3.77). 08/2011; 27(8):723-47. DOI: 10.1016/
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Resin-based dental materials are not inert in the oral environment, and may release components, initially due to incomplete polymerization, and later due to degradation. Since there are concerns regarding potential toxicity, more precise knowledge of the actual quantity of released eluates is necessary. However, due to a great variety in analytical methodology employed in different studies and in the presentation of the results, it is still unclear to which quantities of components a patient may be exposed. The objective of this meta-analytical study was to review the literature on the short- and long-term release of components from resin-based dental materials, and to determine how much (order of magnitude) of those components may leach out in the oral cavity.

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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: To study the effect of resin matrix and maturation time (1 and 24h) on the creep deformation of resin-composites, two of which have matrix-forming monomers that are either bis-GMA free or have an ormocer structure between the CC groups. Methods: Five resin-composites: four commercial and one experimental were investigated. Six specimens were prepared for each material and were divided into two groups (n=3) according to the maturation time and condition. Group A was stored dry at room temperature for 1h and Group B was stored for 24h in distilled water to allow post-curing at 37°C. Each specimen was loaded (20MPa) for 2h and unloaded for 2h. The strain deformation was recorded continuously for 4h. Statistical analysis was performed using one-way ANOVA and the Bonferroni post hoc test at a significance level of a=0.05. Results: The maximum creep-strain % after 1h ranged from 1.32% to 2.50% and was reduced after 24h post-cure to between 0.66% and 1.47%. Also, the permanent set after 1h ranged from 0.70% up to 1.27% (Group A) and after 24h ranged from 0.53% up to 1.20% (Group B). Significance: Creep deformation and maximum recovery for all resin-composites decreased with time, demonstrating improvement in viscoelastic stability. However, there was no significant difference between the permanent set at different times, except for Herculite XRV Ultra. Composites with novel matrices showed comparable properties to existing bis-GMA based materials.
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    • " , amounts far below levels required to cause systemic adverse effects ( Van Landuyt et al . , 2011 ; Michelsen et al . , 2012 ) . However , due to a great variety in analytical methodology employed in different studies , there is no agreement about the quantities detected in eluates of multiple composite filling materials ( Nocca et al . , 2011 ; Van Landuyt et al . , 2011 ; Krifka et al . , 2013 ; Botsali et al . , 2014 ) and further studies are needed to quantify the exact amount of resin monomers release . According to our previous works ( Falconi et al . , 2007 ; Zago et al . , 2008 ; Teti et al . , 2009 ) and cell viability results"
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    • "The organic resin matrix of these dental restorative materials is usually based on methacrylate monomers, such as BisGMA (bisphenol A glycol dimethacrylate ), UDMA (urethane dimethacrylate), TEGDMA (triethylene glycol dimethacrylate), and BisEMA (bisphenol A ethoxylated dimethacrylate) [1]. Recently, some new resin systems such as ormocers and silorane have been introduced as alternative to the methacrylate-based composites [2]. Composite characteristics including reactivity, viscosity, and the polymerization shrinkage as well as the mechanical properties are determined by the chemistry of the monomer [3]. "
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