Flexural property of a composite biomaterial in three applications

Masao Irie, Yukinori Maruo, Goro Nishigawa, Takuya Matsumoto

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Resin composite is widely used in the dental field in clinics as a biomaterial. For example, it has been used as a composite material, a type of biomaterial, to repair caries and restore masticatory function, and as a luting agent to adhere the restoration to the tooth substrate. In order to demonstrate its function, we have measured the mechanical strength. From such basic research, we explain the potential of a dental material through the measurement of flexural strength and modulus of elasticity. In this research, we introduce commercial products that are actually used as composite materials suitable for tooth substrate and provide readers with their properties based on flexural strength and modulus of elasticity. In clinical performance, it might be advisable to delay polishing when a composite material is used for a luting material, a filling material and a core build-up material, as the flexural strength and the flexural modulus of elasticity were improved after 1 day of storage, and flexural strength and characteristics are considered as important mechanical properties of oral biomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number282
JournalJournal of Composites Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • Application in dentistry
  • Biomaterial
  • Core build-up materials
  • Luting agents
  • Resin composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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