Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Physical properties were determied for radiopaque composite denture base materials consisting of poly (methyl methacrylate) as thematrix and 30, 40, and 50% by weight fo a singlane-treated barum fluoride-containing glass powder as the reinforcing filler. Specimens without glass were include for comparision.All of the materials met the requirements of Amerrican ental Association Specification No. 12 for Denture Base Polymer except that t6he material containing 50% glass had less deflection than the minimum required at the 5000-gm load in transverse testing.There was little or no difference among thematerials with respect to hardness, in denation resistance, water sorption, color stability, and resistance to drop impact.Addition of glass of the 30% level decreased the transevers strenght while 50% means with no glass. In general, the addition of glass increased the time to reach only slight effect on densities, and Young's, bulk, shear, and flexural moduli, had only slight effect on solubility and decreased the cold-cure repairability and the coefficient of linear thermal expanision.The solubility of the glass power was aboutfour times that of powdered porcelain teeth after 24 hr, and totaled 0.55% afeter 5 days.
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