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 testing, artificial lesion preparation for in vitro remineralisation and demineralisation studies, cleaning 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.