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Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer

Image of glass cement filling, copyright Semmelweis University Dental School
Image of glass cement filling, copyright Semmelweis University Dental School
Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2015/nov/25/how-to-...
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151109/ncomms9631/full/nco...
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151109/ncomms9631/metrics
http://www.materialstoday.com/mechanical-properties/news/wat...

News date: 9 November 2015
Contact: Dr Gregory Chass
Tel: 020 7882 6014
Email: g.chass@qmul.ac.uk
Website: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/166418.html

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