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International Journal of Oral Care & Research


Aim: The aim of the article is to evaluate the effect of three polishing protocols on the surface roughness of direct esthetic restorative material.

Materials and methods: Specimens (n = 32) measuring 10 × 2 mm were fabricated in an acrylic mold using light-cured resin-based material (nanohybrid composite – Filtex Z 250XT). After photopolymerization, all specimens were finished and polished with one of three polishing protocols (Sof-Lex, Super Snap, and Sof-Lex Spiral polishing systems). The average surface roughness of each treated specimen was determined using three-dimensional (3D) optical profilometer.

Results: The data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with post hoc analysis applied to check honestly significant difference (HSD) among various groups. Significant difference (p < 0.05) in surface roughness was observed.

Conclusion: Polishing systems can be used to produce a smooth surface on esthetic restorative materials. Sof-Lex Spiral polishing system gave the least surface roughness (Ra) value as compared with other polishing systems used in this study.

Keywords: Enhance polishing system, Finishing and polishing systems, Three-dimensional optical profilometer.

How to cite this article: Uppal M, Arora G, Kataria P. Profilometric Analysis of Nanohybrid Composite Surface Polished with Three Polishing Systems: An in vitro Study. Int J Oral Care Res 2016;4(4):255-258.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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