Radiopacity of flowable resin composite

Bogdan Baldea, Gabriel Furtos, Dorin Bratu, Cristina Prejmerean, Marioara Moldovan, Laura Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Ph, D Professor, Head, Bogdan Baldea
Aim: The aim of this study was to measure the radiopacity of seven flowable composite resins (FCRs). Methods: The radiopacity values of Tetric EvoFlow ® A3 (Ivoclar Vivadent), PermaFlo ® A1 (Ultradent), Filtek Supreme XT ® A3 (3M ESPE), wave ® A3 (SDI), StarFlow ® A2 (Danville Materials), els flow ® A3op (Saremco Dental AG) and SYNERGY Nano Formula ® A2/B2 (Coltène Whaledent) were determined with reference to an aluminium step wedge and an equivalent thickness of the enamel and dentine.
more » ... Tetric EvoFlow ® A3 had radiopacity values significantly greater than the radiopacity of enamel. All tested materials had radiopacity values greater than the radiopacity of dentine and higher than a 1 mm thickness of aluminium. Conclusions: In the future, FCRs should have higher radiopacity values than the radiopacity of dentine and ideally be similar to or higher than that of the enamel in order to improve their clinical detection .