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October 3, 2016
By Neeraj Malhotra, MDS; and Kundabala Mala, MDS
Supported by Shofu
There has been a continual advent of improved technologies in dentistry. Among these are the material sciences of resin-based composites (RBCs). Since the introduction of light-cured RBCs, the problem of polymerization shrinkage and the methods used to overcome this have concerned clinicians and researchers. Types of curing light and modes of curing have been shown to affect the degree of polymerization and related shrinkage of RBCs. This review, which is divided into two parts, discusses the contemporary light-curing units. Part I explores the evolution in light-curing units and different curing modes. Part II highlights the clinical considerations regarding light curing of RBCs that are important for achieving optimal curing and maximum polymerization of RBCs in a clinical setting.
Summarize the evolution of light-curing units for resin-based composites. Explain how CBCT is used for implant treatment planning
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various lightcuring devices
Explain various light-curing modes
About the Authors
Neeraj Malhotra, MDS
Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, India
Kundabala Mala, MDS
Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, India