Color stability of bulk-fill composites immersed in different drinks

ERDEMİR U., Kaner A. O., Eren M. M., OZAN G., YILDIZ E.

Color Research and Application, vol.43, no.5, pp.785-793, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/col.22242
  • Journal Name: Color Research and Application
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.785-793
  • Keywords: bulk-fill composites, coffee, cola, color stability, red wine
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Bulk-fill composites show structural differences compared to those of conventional resin composites. Their more reactive photoinitiators, monomer compositions, and increased filler content may result in higher color stability than for conventional ones. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the color stability of three different bulk-fill composites and one conventional resin composite with a higher filler load after 1 week and 1 month of immersion in different drinks. The resin composite materials that were tested demonstrated significantly different color changes after immersion in the four solutions during both evaluation periods. Immersion in coffee and red wine showed noticeable staining of all the materials. The discoloration effect of staining solutions on the resin composites depends both on the material composition and on the pigment types found in the solutions.