Microhardness Evaluation of Nano- Composite Denture Teeth

Abstract

Background: New types of artificial teeth are commercially available. However, evidence based information with respect to their physicomechanical properties is lacking. Objective: The purpose of this study was to qualify and quantify relative micro hardness characteristics of three commercially available types of artificial teeth. Materials and Methods: Three brands of three types of artificial teeth were examined. Vickers hardness was determined for each of the polished cross-sectioned teeth. Results: Vicker hardness values ranged from 22.3 to 26.7 for microfilled composites,20.0 to 25.3 for dual cross linked acrylic & 15.9 to 19.6 for nanocomposite teeth. Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, microfilled composite denture teeth exhibited superiority in terms of microhardness among all the specimens evaluated.

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@inproceedings{Kumar2014MicrohardnessEO, title={Microhardness Evaluation of Nano- Composite Denture Teeth}, author={R . S . A . Sorna Kumar and Shivam Seshan}, year={2014} }