The effects of oscillating forces upon the flow of dental cements Academic Article uri icon


  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of oscillating forces upon the flow of five dental cements. A laboratory investigation was carried out using a crown and die. It showed that the application of oscillating forces improved the flow of the tested dental cements when combined with low static loads and wide crown-die separations. The oscillating forces enhanced the late, particle-dominated phase of cement flow. Further investigations characterised the nature of the oscillating forces applied in this experiment and revealed yield stress behaviour shown by one cement.

publication date

  • November 1999