This study compared three mechanical properties of two recently introduced core materials, a light-activated glass ionomer cement (VariGlass VLC) and a fluoride-release dual cure composite resin (FluoroCore), with those of a conventional silver-reinforced glass-ionomer cement (Miracle Mix). Seventy-two samples (eight per product for each property) were prepared for testing diametral tensile strength, flexural strength, and compressive strength. The specimens were cured, stored for 24 hours at 37 ° C in 100% humidity, and tested with the use of an Instron universal testing machine. The results of this study indicate that the diametral tensile strength, flexural strength, and compressive strength of the FluoroCore and VariGlass VLC materials were significantly higher than those of the conventional Miracle Mix. The values obtained with FluoroCore material were consistently higher than those obtained with VariGlass VLC material.
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- Oral Surgery