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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2014.04.005
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1265-1270

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.