Residual monomers are including in the structure of many restorative materials using in dentistry. Remaining unreacted these monomers have dissolved in oral fluids and potential risks for mouth, teeth and surrounding tissues. Especially it is necessary to assesment of biocompatibility and toxic effect, the types and amounts presenting in the composition of resin materials and due to insufficient polymerization. In this article provided general information about residual monomers which can be released from restorative materials used in dentistry and types of residual monomers, biological effects, causes release, factors affecting releasing and presented the test methods used to determine the amount of release.
Residual monomer, polymerization, restorative materials, biocompatibility