Raman Spectroscopy as Spectral Tool for Assessing the Degree of Conversion after Curing of Two Resin-Based Materials Used in Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): Dr. Satchidananda Rath

The remedy of dental cavities and recuperation of teeth form calls for specialised substances with particular medical residences, which includes being smooth to model, light-cured, having a herbal colour, decreased shrinkage, a hardness much like hydroxyapatite, and no leakage. The dimensional balance of resin composite substances is stricken by polymerization shrinkage, diploma of conversion (quantity of π carbon bonds transformed into σ ones), thermal contraction and expansion, and interactions with an aqueous environment. The substances utilized in our research had been composite resins with comparable polymer matrices, however distinctive filler (micro/Nano filler). To compare the residences of samples, we hired the pycnometer technique (pycnometer from Paul Marienfeld Gmbh, Lauda-Königshofen, Germany), RAMAN spectroscopy technique, SEM and EDX The length of the filler performs an critical function with inside the polymerization: for the pycnometric results, the bigger particle filler appears to go through a speedy polymerization at some stage in the forty five s curing, whilst the nanoparticle filer desires extra curing time to completely polymerize. This is associated with a miles large porosity, as proved through SEM images. The decrease diploma of conversion, as received through Raman spectroscopy, with inside the equal geometry way that the equal quantity is probed for each samples because of this that much less quantity of polymer is probed for Sample.