Dental Digest
Dental Digest
Nov 30, 2020
42. Biomimetic Dentistry and Stress Reduction
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This episode features Dr. David Alleman. We'll discuss the problem polymerization shrinkage stress presents to restorative dentistry and composites. You’ve heard of C-factor stress, but in this lesson you’ll understand why it can ruin your composite restoration. You’ll gain an advanced understanding for what polymerization shrinkage stress is in the first place. You’ll also learn of how advances in biomimetic dentistry are capable of addressing this issue.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  1. Gain an in-depth understanding for the chemical composition of the resin composites used in dentistry 
  2. Understand how polymerization shrinkage stress threatens the bonded restoration
  3. Develop a foundational understanding for C-factor stress
  4. Become aware of noteworthy research aimed at addressing this topic


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