Effects of coating with different ceromers on the impact strength, transverse strength and elastic modulus of polymethyl methacrylate

Esma Başak GÜL, Mustafa Hayati ATALA, Bekir EŞER, Nilüfer Tülin POLAT, Meltem ASİLTÜRK, Ahmet GÜLTEK
2015 Dental materials journal  
The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanical properties of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) after coating with different ceromers. For transverse strength and modulus of elasticity tests, specimens of 65×10×2.5 mm dimensions were prepared (5 groups, n=10). For impact strength test, specimens of 60×7.5×4 mm dimensions were prepared (5 groups, n=10). Test group specimens were coated with one of four different types of ceromers, and specimens in the control group were not coated. After
more » ... coated. After specimens were tested for transverse and impact strengths, the data were analyzed with Kruskal-Wallis and Conover post hoc tests (p<0.05). GLYMO-TEOS-TiO2 and A174-TEOS significantly increased the transverse strength of PMMA. All ceromers caused a statistically significant increase in the elastic modulus of PMMA. While GLYMO-TEOS-ZrO2 significantly decreased the impact strength, the other ceromers did not cause any statistically significant difference in impact strength. Coating with ceromers substantially improved the mechanical properties of PMMA.
doi:10.4012/dmj.2014-203 pmid:25904101 fatcat:uwo3o2n55zddnkip3elsaheybi