Relationship between shade and depth of cure for light-activated dental composite resins

J. L. Ferracane, P. Aday, H. Matsumoto, V. A. Marker

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Depth of cure of 3 light-activated composite resins was evaluated by hardness and infrared analysis and related to the shade and translucency of the material. For one of the 3 brands, the depth of cure for the darkest shade was equivalent to that of the lightest shade, suggesting that depth of cure of light-activated composite resins may be less dependent upon shade than upon translucency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalDental Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1986



  • composite resin
  • degree of conversion
  • depth of cure
  • hardness
  • light-cured resin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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