Flexural properties of repaired heat-polymerising acrylic resin after wetting with monomer and acetone.


BURAL H. C. , BAYRAKTAR B. G. , Aydın İ., Yusufoğlu İ., Uyumaz N., Hanzade M.

GERODONTOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.217-223, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: GERODONTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-223

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Repair strength can be improved by treating fractured surfaces of a denture.

BACKGROUND:

This study investigated flexural properties of heat-polymerised acrylic resin specimens repaired with auto-polymerising and visible light curing (VLC) resins after the repair surfaces were wetted with monomers or acetone.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Fifty-four specimens (65 x 10 x 2.5 mm) were prepared and 48 of them were sectioned to simulate denture fracture. Butt-joint designed repair surfaces were wetted with heat-, auto-polymerising monomers and acetone for 180 s and repaired with auto-polymerising and VLC resins. After repairs, specimens were subjected to three-point bending test and flexural strength, strain, fracture load, modulus of elasticity and deflection values were recorded. Data were analysed with Student t and LSD tests (p < or = 0.05).

RESULTS:

Overall flexural strength, strain, fracture load and deflection values of specimens repaired with VLC resin were significantly higher than the specimens repaired with auto-polymerising resin for all types of wetting agent (p < 0.05). Within the wetting agents, heat- and auto-polymerising monomers produced the best mechanical properties, while wetting with acetone did not provide superior effect over both monomers.

CONCLUSION:

In clinical use, wetting the repair surfaces may result in stronger repairs. The use of bonding agent in VLC resin repairs in combination with wetting agent results in improved flexural properties.