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Fousiya K, Balagopal V, Suresh K, Kumaran P, Xavier AM, Menon MM. Comparative Evaluation of Compressive Strength and Flexural Strength of Self-cured Cention N with Dual-cured Cention N: An In Vitro Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (2):210-214.
Aim and objective: This study aimed to investigate and compare compressive strength and flexural strength of self-cured Cention N with dual-cured Cention N.
Materials and methods: Cention N is mixed according to the proportions, as mentioned by the manufacturer. Dual cured samples are cured using a diode that emits blue light. Cylindrical plexiglass split mold of dimension 6 mm height, and 4 mm diameter used to fabricate samples for compressive strength. Compressive strength tested using Instron universal testing machine. Rectangular plexiglass split mold of dimension 25 mm length, 2 mm height, and 2 mm width were used to fabricate samples for flexural strength. Flexural strength tested using Instron universal testing machine. To compare the mean values independent t-test was used and the significance of the study was measured by calculating a p-value.
Result: There is no statistically significant difference between compressive strength and flexural strength of self-cured Cention N with dual-cured Cention N.
Conclusion: The type of polymerization does not affect flexural strength and compressive strength of Cention N.
Clinical significance: Self-curing polymerization alone is sufficient for Cention N to achieve adequate compressive strength and flexural strength. So it can be inserted as a single layer on a prepared cavity and to fasten curing additional light curing can be used.
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