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Agarwal M, Singh G, Qureshi R, Singh SK, Mishra A, Khurana N. Comparative Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Cention N with Conventionally used Restorative Materials—An In Vitro Study. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2018; 8 (4):120-124.
Objective: This study compared the compressive strength and flexural strength of Centurion N with other conventionally used restorative materials.
Materials and methods: Cention N, Amalgam, Glass Ionomer Cement and Hybrid composite resin was used for sample fabrication. A total of 80 specimens were prepared. Forty samples (n = 10 each) were prepared for compressive strength and other 40 samples (n = 10 each) were prepared for flexural strength using aluminum split molds. The samples were tested using a universal Instron testing machine (UTM). Data were statistically analyzed using the Games–Howell post hoc test to determine whether statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) existed among the various restorative materials.
Results: Compressive strength and flexural strength of composites was significantly higher than cention N, GIC, and amalgam. Compressive strength of cention N was significantly higher than GIC. Flexural strength of cention N was found to be significantly higher than GIC and Amalgam.
Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, it can be concluded that composite had the highest compressive strength and flexural strength of the four materials tested. However, cention N can be used in various restorative procedures in daily dental practice as a basic filling material along with tooth matching ability, it has good comparable mechanical properties and unlike composite, it\'s economical to patients.
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