Effect of mica reinforcement on the flexural strength and microhardness of polymethyl methacrylate denture resin.


PURPOSE Conventional denture base polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is low in strength, soft, and brittle on impact. Improvements in the mechanical properties of denture base materials have been sought by adding different reinforcing phases to the PMMA matrix. The purpose of this work was to study the effects of mica reinforcement on the mechanical properties… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2012.00923.x