Abrasion resistance of veneering materials to tooth brushing

Duymus Z., ORBAK R., DILSIZ A.

DENTAL MATERIALS JOURNAL, vol.22, no.4, pp.460-466, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.4012/dmj.22.460
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.460-466
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


This study was carried out to comparatively examine abrasion which occurred as a result of brushing as well as abrasives in veneering materials used in prosthetic restorations. Twenty out of forty specimens prepared at the dimensions of 14x5x3 mm, there being ten specimens of each veneering materials, were subjected to tooth brushing with water alone. The other twenty specimens were subjected to a tooth brushing procedure with a paste- water mixture with the aim of evaluating the effects of abrasives on abrasion. As a result, it was statistically determined that porcelain, an ideal facet material, had the best resistance to abrasion by toothbrush, light cured aesthetic materials being second Poly methyl methacrylate had the least abrasion resistance.