Silver nanoparticle incorporation effect on mechanical and ther at properties of denture base acrylic resins

Koroglu A., Sahin O., KÜRKÇÜOĞLU I., Dede D. O. , Ozdemir T., Hazer B.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ORAL SCIENCE, vol.24, no.6, pp.590-596, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1678-775770160185
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.590-596


Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the mechanical and thermal characteristics of two denture base acrylic resins containing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Material and Methods: Two different acrylic denture base resins (heat-polymerized and microwave polymerized) containing 0.3, 0.8 and 1.6 wt% AgNPs were evaluated for flexural strength, elastic modulus and impact strength. The glass transition temperature (Tg) and relative heat capacity (Cp) of the samples were determined from the Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) results. For statistical analysis, two-way ANOVA and Tukey-HSD tests were performed. Results: Addition of 0.8% and 1.6% AgNPs in microwave polymerized resin significantly decreased the transverse strength and elastic modulus. In terms of impact strength, the addition of AgNPs has no effect on both resin groups. Glass transition temperature (Tg) was decreased with the addition of AgNPs for both denture base resins. Conclusions: The incorporation of AgNPs, generally used for antimicrobial efficiency, affected the transverse strength of the denture base acrylic resins depending on the concentration of nanoparticles. Tg was decreased with the addition of AgNPs for both denture base resins.