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Two-body Wear and Hardness of New Generation Artificial Resin Teeth

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D.O.I.
10.1922/EJPRD_1958kayacioglu08
Authors
  • Dr. Büşra Kayacıoğlu
  • Prof. Gülsen Bayraktar

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate two-body wear and hardness of new generation artificial resin teeth. Ten specimens of four different artificial resin teeth (nanofill composite, nanohybrid composite, microfiller reinforced acrylic and highly modified acrylic) were prepared. Specimens were thermodynamically loaded in a dual-axis chewing simulator (50N, 240,000 cycles, 1.6 Hz, 5/55˚C thermocycle). The wear loss was analyzed by using plaster replicas and 3D laser scanner. Vickers hardness was determined before and after thermodynamic loading. Mean Vickers hardness values of highly modified acrylic resin teeth were statistically significantly lower than nanohybrid composite (p<0.001), nanofilled composite (p<0.001) and microfiller reinforced acrylic resin teeth (p<0.001). Mean wear loss of highly modified and microfiller reinforced acrylic resin teeth were statistically significantly lower than nanohybrid composite (p<0.001)
and nanofilled composite (p<0.001) resin teeth. There was a statistically significant difference in wear among the materials. The correlation between hardness and wear was not statistically significant.

Keywords
Hardness
Two-Body Wear
Artificial Teeth
Chewing Simulator