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With the advent of newer methods of activation of the polymerization of denture base resins, there is a need to compare dentures constructed using various modes of activation such as heat, light, and microwave energy. This study compares the dimensional accuracy of a conventional heat-activated acrylic resin poly (methyl methacrylate) with a new pour resin,(More)
Traditional compression molding and heat-activation methods for polymerization of denture base resins have been widely used. Studies have shown that stresses introduced during processing can lead to the distortion of denture bases. Chemical-, microwave-, and light-energy activation, and various combinations (including polymerization under pressure) have(More)
The use of polymer based drug delivery systems in dentistry is a relatively new area of research with the exception of the inhibition of secondary caries by the release of fluoride ions from polyalkenoate cements and their predecessors silicate cements. The present study was to test on orally biocompatible material, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA),(More)
Pain relief is necessary and essential for dental treatments. Recently, the relationships of pain and emotion were studied, and electrical stimulation applied to the amygdala depressed the nociceptive response in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). Thus, the antinociceptive effects of the amygdala are elucidated, but its mechanism is not yet clarified. The(More)
A number of authors have listed the following qualities as ideal for maxillofacial material: (1) original physical and mechanical properties comparable to the human tissue that they are replacing, (2) the ability to sustain these properties during service, (3) compatibility with human tissues and the adhesives used to adhere the prostheses to tissue, and(More)
The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the dimensional accuracy of maxillary dentures made using a conventional heat-activated PMMA resin, a pour resin, a visible light-activated resin, and a microwave-activated acrylic resin. Two simple methods for measuring dimensional accuracy were used: (1) weight of impression material entrapped between the(More)
The study was designed to assess the dental research potential of moire topography--the use of geometrically regular light patterns for measuring three-dimensional objects. One hundred thirty-nine maxillary edentulous casts and 20 mounted cast pairs were evaluated. Results demonstrated that the moire topography techniques can be used to quantitatively(More)
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