Author : E. Salih, Sihama
Effect of Water Absorption on the Compressive Strength for PMMA Nano Composites and PMMA Hybrids Nano Composites Reinforced by Different Nanoparticles Used in Dental Applications
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2016, Volume 34, Issue 14, Pages 2654-2669
Poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA), are widely used as a prosthodontic denture base, the denture base materials should exhibit good mechanical properties and dimensional stability in moist environment. In the present research, efforts were made to develop the properties of PMMA resin that used for upper and lower prosthesis complete denture, by addition four different types of nanoparticles, which are fly ash, fly dust, zirconia and aluminum that added with different ratios of volume fractions of (1%, 2% and 3%) to poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA), cold cured resin (castavaria) is the new fluid resin (pour type) as a matrix. In this work, the Nano composite and hybrid Nano composite for prosthetic dentures specimens, preparation was done by using (Hand Lay-Up) method as six groups which includes: the first three groups consists of PMMA resin reinforced by fly ash , fly dust and ZrO2 nanoparticles respectively, the second three groups consists of three types of hybrid Nano composites, which includes ((PMMA:X% fly ash)+ (1%Al + 3% ZrO2 )), ((PMMA:X% fly dust)+ (1%Al + 3% ZrO2)) and ((PMMA:X%nZrO2)+(1%fly ash+3%fly dust)) respectively. As well as, the effect of water absorption was taking into consideration in this study. The compression test results show that the values of the compressive strength with and without the effect of water absorption increased with the addition of Nano powders (fly ash, fly dust, zirconia, and aluminum). Also, the results showed that the maximum values of compressive strength reach to 286.25MPa for (PMMA: 2%nZrO2) Nano composite. Whereas the maximum values of compressive strength for hybrid Nano composite reach to 270MPa for ((PMMA: 2%fly ash) + (1%Al + 3% ZrO2)) hybrid Nano composite. Moreover, the results showed that the maximum value of compressive strength under the effect of water absorption reach to 335MPa in the Nano composite material (PMMA+2% fly dust), whereas the maximum value of compressive strength under the effect of water absorption for hybrid Nano composite reach to 362MPa for ((PMMA: 2% fly dust) + (1%Al + 3% ZrO2)) hybrid Nano composite.