AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF SCALING-INDUCED SURFACE ROUGHNESS ON BACTERIAL ADHESION IN COMMON FIXED DENTAL RESTORATIVE MATERIALS


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Checketts M. R., Turkyilmaz I., Volkan N. V.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, vol.112, no.5, pp.1265-1270, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Statement of problem. Bacterial plaque must be routinely removed from teeth, adjacent structures, and prostheses. However, the removal of this plaque can inadvertently increase the risk of future bacterial adhesion.