Fluoride Action Network


This study aimed to evaluate and compare certain mechanical properties, Vickers-hardness, water sorption, fluoride-release, shrinkage-stress and wear of five commercial fluoride-releasing restorative materials (Dyract, CompGlass, BEAUTIFIL II, ACTIVA-Restorative, and GC Fuji II LC), in relation to their microstructural characteristics. Mechanical properties were determined for each material following ISO standards. A wear test was conducted with 15,000 chewing cycles using a dual-axis chewing simulator. Daily fluoride-release was measured during the first 10 days by using a fluoride ion selective electrode. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to evaluate the microstructure of each material. Results were statistically analysed using ANOVA followed by post hoc Tukey’s test. ACTIVA-Restorative exhibited the highest fracture toughness (1.1 MPa m1/2) among the materials tested. BEAUTIFIL II presented the highest flexural strength (145 MPa) which was not significantly different (p>0.05) from CompGlass and Dyract. Highest fluoride-release measurement was located for GC Fuji II LC among other tested materials.