The purpose of the present work was to measure the tensile strength of restorative resins and to study the effect of the method of measurement on the recorded results. A direct pull method using dumb‐bell shaped specimens was used. The tensile strength of the resins was also tested using die diametral compression method suggested by the A.D.A. It was found that the method of testing affects the results. Although the diametral compression method is a simple method, it cannot be considered reliable for all types of material. The tensile strength of the conventional composites was significantly higher than the tensile strength of the microfilled composites.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||European Journal of Oral Sciences|
|State||Published - 1980|