Types of Tests

THE DENTAL ADVISOR Biomaterials Research Center provides a number of physical and mechanical tests for commercial and experimental dental materials, including:

  • Compressive strength and modulus
  • Flexural strength and modulus
  • Diametral tensile strength
  • Bond strength tests – inverted cone tensile test, Ultradent shear test, micro-tensile test
  • Elastic recovery of elastomers
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Analysis
  • Electron Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Micro-Vickers and Micro-Knoop Hardness
  • Fluoride Release
  • Flexibility (strain in compression) of elastomers
  • Tear energy of elastomers
  • Flowability of elastomers (Shark Fin test)
  • Dimensional changes of elastomers
  • Microleakage
  • Gloss of polished surfaces
  • Cutting properties of diamond and carbide burs
  • Radiopacity
  • Temperature rise caused by light-activated polymerization of resins
  • ANSI/ADA and ISO tests

THE DENTAL ADVISOR Biomaterials Research Center in cooperation with Apex Dental Milling can also provide CAD zirconia specimens for various physical and mechanical tests from various zirconia products. Click here for more information.

THE DENTAL ADVISOR Biomaterials Research Center also provides microbiological testing of commercial and experimental infection control products.

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