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International Poster Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine



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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 12 (2010), No. 1     15. Mar. 2010
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 12 (2010), No. 1  (15.03.2010)

Poster 476, Language: English

Factors in polymerization influencing the accuracy of PMMA denture bases
Peters, Andreas/Arnold, Christin/Setz, Jürgen M./Boeckler, Arne F.
Objectives: Different technologies are available for the manufacturing of denture-base-resins (DBR) with different types of polymerization. Aim of this study was to investigate the dimensional accuracy of conventional and modern DBRs after polymerization depending on type of polymerization and manufacturing technology.
Methods: Ten standardized denture bases from 7 polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) resins (auto-polymerizing PMMA: ProBase Cold, Futura Gen, PalaXpress / heat-polymerizing PMMA: Paladon 65, SR-Ivocap, Futuracryl 2000 / industrially pre-polymerized PMMA: Polyan) were fabricated on identical casts (n=70). Depending on product and manufacturers instructions 4 different manufacturing technologies were applied (conventional-flasking: ProBase Cold, Paladon 65 / pneumatic-pressing: PalaXpress, SR-Ivocap / manual-pressing: Futura Gen, Futuracryl 2000 / injection-moulding: Polyan). The dorsal gap (DG) between resin base and master cast represents a measure of fit and accuracy of a polymerized denture. DG was measured at 5 points (palatal centre, bilateral vertical/horizontal border)using a light-microscope (x500). For each DBR the average DG was calculated. Data were analyzed for statistical differences and correlations (ANOVA, Bonferroni P

Keywords: polymerization, PMMA, dimensional change, dorsal gap

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