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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Repair strength of autopolymerizing, microwave, and conventional heat-polymerized acrylic resins
Author: Rached, RN
Powers, JM
Cury, AAD
Abstract: Statement of problem. Acrylic resin dentures are susceptible to fracture after clinical use. The repair procedure should be time saving, strong, and should not affect dimensional accuracy. Purpose. This study evaluated the transverse repair strength of a conventional heat-polymerized (Lucitone 199, "L") and a microwave-polymerizcd (Acron MC, "A") acrylic resin that were repaired with these same resins and with an autopolymerizing acrylic resin (Acron MC/R, "AR"). Material and methods. Twenty-four rectangular specimens (65.0 x 10.0 x 3.3 mm) of L or A and 6 of AR were manufactured according to ISO/FDI 1567 and stored in distilled water at 37degreesC for 7 days. Eighteen specimens of L or A were selected randomly. Six specimens of each material remained intact (control), each 6 were sectioned in the middle to create a 10-mm gap and repaired with the materials L, A, or AR. After an additional 7 days of storage at 37degreesC, the transverse strength (MPa) of the repaired and intact specimens was measured using a 3-point bending test. A 2-way ANOVA and a Tukey HSD test were performed to identify, significant differences (alpha=.05). The nature of the failure was noted as adhesive, cohesive, or mixed. Results. The intact and repaired specimens showed similar transverse strength values (MPa), except for A-intact (80.6 +/- 2.9), which was significantly stronger (P<.05) than the other materials tested as well as the repaired groups (P<.05). No differences were detected among the repaired groups. Repaired specimens exhibited 3 types of failures: adhesive (interface), cohesive (only in the repair material), and mixed (interface and repair material), with incidences of 2.8, 25, and 72.2%, respectively. Conclusion. The autopolymerizing resin exhibited a repair strength similar to those found for the conventional heat- and microwave-polymerized materials.
Country: EUA
Editor: Mosby, Inc
Citation: Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry. Mosby, Inc, v. 92, n. 1, n. 79, n. 82, 2004.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2004.04.005
Date Issue: 2004
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