Effects of fibers on the color change and stability of resin composites after accelerated aging

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Tuncdemir A. R. , Aykent F.

Dental Materials Journal, vol.31, no.5, pp.872-878, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4012/dmj.2012-059
  • Journal Name: Dental Materials Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.872-878
  • Keywords: Accelerated aging, Color, Fiber-reinforced composites


Composite resins were reinforced with glass and polyethylene fibers in this study, and the effect of fiber reinforcement on the color change of composite resins was investigated. After accelerated aging, the effect of fiber reinforcement on the color stability of composite resins was also examined. There were three experimental groups (n=12 disks per group): non-fiber-reinforced composite (non-FRC control), polyethylene fiber (Ribbond-THM)-reinforced composite, and glass fiber (everstick NET)-reinforced composite. According to the critical remarks of color change of National Bureau of Standarts (NSB), glass fiber-reinforced anterior composites showed trace color change and polyethylene-fiber reinforced composites showed slight color change before accelerated aging. After accelerated aging, both control and fiber-reinforced composite groups showed noticeable color change. It was concluded that both the types of fiber reinforcement and composite resin influenced the color change of fiber-reinforced composite resins.