Raghdaa Kareem Jassim

Department of Prosthodontics, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    The Impact of Adding Silanized Microcrystalline Cellulose on Some Properties of Heat-Cured Acrylic Denture Base Material
    Author(s): Nareman Muhannad Zaidan* and Raghdaa Kareem Jassim

    Introduction: The most widely used material for dentures fabrication is acrylic resin. However, it doesn’t fulfil all the criteria required for a good denture base material as it has an insufficient surface hardness, inadequate impact strength, low strength, and brittleness. Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of silanized microcrystalline cellulose addition on the impact strength, surface hardness, and surface roughness of heat cured acrylic. Materials and methods: Microcrystalline cellulose was milled and surface treated with (3-Aminopropyl) trimethoxysilane. Ninety specimens were fabricated and divided according to the tests into three main groups. Each main group was then subdivided into three subgroups: the control group and experimental groups of 1% wt. microcrystalline cellul.. Read More»

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