J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2004 Apr;42(2):133-141.

A study on the color stability of porcelain repair resins

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Korea.


STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Porcelain restorations are widely used in restorative dentistry with a high degree of general success. However, porcelain is brittle and may fracture intraorally. Sometimes a repair may be attempted using composite resin and bonding system available. Color stability of porcelain repair resins affects esthetics and prognosis of prosthesis, so that provides important criteria for the choice of porcelain repair resins. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the color stability of composite resins used widely as porcelain repair system. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Composite resins used for this study were Carisma(Kulzer, Germany), Tetric ceram(Ivoclar, Liechtenstein), Filtek Z250(3M, USA), and Arabesk Top(VOCO, Germany). Thirty disc-shaped specimens(10x2mm) were fabricated from each composite resin. Color changes of specimens after treatment using thermocycling system(KD-TCS30, Kwang-duk F.A. Korea) and after immersion in methylene blue(0.05% by Wt) were measured with colorimeter(Model Tc- 6Fx, Tokyo Denshoku Co.) and obtained data were analyzed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The results obtained from this study were as follows. 1. The color change of Filtek Z250 was lesser than those of Tetric ceram and Arabesk Top after thermocycling (12000 times). 2. All of the composite resins in this study showed increase of color change according to increase of thermocycling frequency. 3. After treatment with methylene blue, the color change of Arabesk Top was greater than those of Carisma and Tetric ceram, and Tetric ceram was more stable than others.


Porcelain repair resins; Color stability; Colorimeter
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