In vitro Comparison of Autoclave Polymerization on the Transverse Strength of Denture Base Resins

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2008-07-01
Durkan, Rukiye
ÖZEL, MEHMET BİROL
Bagis, Bora
Usanmaz, Ali
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of autoclave polymerization on the transverse strength of denture base polymers. To this end, 30 rectangular test specimens were fabricated of two heat-polymerized denture base polymers. The test groups were: (I) control. i.e.. conventional water bath to polymerize result by heat at 100 degrees C for 30 minutes; (II) autoclave polymerization at 60 degrees C for 30 minutes followed by 130 degrees C for 10 minutes; and (III) autoclave polymerization at 60 degrees C for 30 minutes followed by 130 degrees C for 20 minutes. The specimens were tested with three-point bending test at a crosshead speed of 5 mm/min. It was revealed that the tranverse strength of specimens increased with statistical significance when the autoclave was used for polymerization. significance when the autoclave was used for polymerization.

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R. Durkan, M. B. ÖZEL, B. Bagis, and A. Usanmaz, “In vitro Comparison of Autoclave Polymerization on the Transverse Strength of Denture Base Resins,” DENTAL MATERIALS JOURNAL, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 640–642, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/57223.