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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 2 ( March-April, 2013 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Influence of Acrylic Resin Polymerization Methods on Residual Monomer Release

Elif Bahar Tuna, Bilge Gokcen Rohlig, Erkan Sancakli, Gulumser Evlioglu, Koray Gencay

Citation Information : Tuna EB, Rohlig BG, Sancakli E, Evlioglu G, Gencay K. Influence of Acrylic Resin Polymerization Methods on Residual Monomer Release. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (2):259-264.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1310

Published Online: 01-04-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to quantify and compare the amount of methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer released from three different denture base acrylic material processed by different polymerization methods and storage conditions.

Materials and methods

Microwave-cured, conventional heat and injection-technique acrylic polymerized materials were stored in neutral (pH = 7) and acidic (pH = 4.5) artificial saliva for 24 hours at the room temperature, separately. The residual MMA content was determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Results

The MMA leaching from resins showed that microwave-cured material has lower residual MMA leach compared both conventional and injection-technique on neutral saliva storage conditions.

Conclusion

The all data's exhibited higher MMA release into an acidic saliva environment than neutral artificial saliva and there were no significant differences between the materials groups on acidic saliva storage conditions.

Clinical significance

Microwave polymerization method might has some advantages on reducing release of MMA concentration and may contributory effect upon polymerization reaction on neutral pH storage condition, therefore methods of polymerization should be considered as amount of monomer release.

How to cite this article

Tuna EB, Rohlig BG, Sancakli E, Evlioglu G, Gencay K. Influence of Acrylic Resin Polymerization Methods on Residual Monomer Release. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(2):259-264.


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