Dental Restoration Materials – Preparation and Testing

Preparation of dental restoration materials in discs or blocks or inserted in human or bovine teeth to support your product development and performance testing

Oral care dentifrice products are designed to provide cosmetic and therapeutic benefits for teeth, gums and fresh breath. But sometimes they may also have an inadvertent effect on, for example, dental restoration materials, either through abrasion, chemical damage or staining. It is often difficult and unethical to assess these product effects in vivo.

Our Laboratory team is able to cast high quality blocks or discs of pure restoration materials to your required specifications.

We are experienced at working with a wide variety of dental restoration materials including composites, glass ionomers, acrylics, light- or chemical-cured polymer based materials and we prepare of samples to very precise specifications (± 0.1 mm diameter) and then polish sample surfaces to very fine finishes (up to and including micro-grit size P2500).

Alternatively we can insert restorations into extracted human or bovine teeth to support your own in vitro studies involving chemical, mechanical and microbiological testing.

For over 18 years our Clinical Research Services group has been a trusted partner for developers and manufacturers offering Total Quality Assurance expertise of oral care products. We provide a one source solution for all your in vitro studies including anti-stain, stain removal and tooth whitening laboratory testingartificial lesion preparation for in vitro remineralisation and demineralisation studiescleaning evaluation of toothbrushes, interdental brushes, flosses and tapes dentinal tubule blockage studies or other laboratory testing requirements, providing robust data to support product development and claims for novel treatments. 

Intertek Clinical Research Services (CRS) has a dedicated in vitro laboratory which conducts testing of all aspects of Oral Care products. We are particularly adept in designing bespoke in vitro models to cater for your specific requirements. Intertek Clinical Research Services is licensed to handle and store human tissue under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and follows the principles outlined within the act as well as complying with local ethical guidelines.
Our team of laboratory scientists have a combined experience of over 30 years of testing oral care products and between them have degrees/PhD/MSc in Dentistry, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Biological Sciences. They have also contributed to a variety of scientific papers in collaboration with many well-known clients and have presented posters at International scientific conferences.
Need help or have a question? +44 (0) 151 347 4810

Need help or have a question?

+44 (0) 151 347 4810
Wirral (UK):
+44 (0) 151 347 4810