The Nature of the Crosslinking Matrix Found in Dental Composite Filling Materials and Sealants

  • G. F. Cowperthwaite
  • J. J. Foy
  • M. A. Malloy
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 14)


Since their introduction, composite resin filling materials have replaced direct filling resins and the silicate cements as the materials of choice for anterior restorations where aesthetics are of the primary importance. These materials have met with wide acceptance in spite of several performance shortcomings. It has been reported that many of the commercial composite resin materials exhibit some leakage at the margins of the restoration (1–4) and gross surface disintegration (5). Many investigators have attempted to trace these problems to some basic properties of the system, such as water sorption and polymerization shrinkage (6). Due to the complex nature of this system, the results of these investigations have not been conclusive.


Water Sorption Glycol Dimethacrylate Ethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate Polymerization Shrinkage Triethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Cowperthwaite
    • 1
  • J. J. Foy
    • 1
  • M. A. Malloy
    • 1
  1. 1.Esschem Company DivisionSartomer Industries, Inc.EssingtonUSA

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