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Fracture resistance of Kevlar-reinforced poly(methyl methacrylate) resin: a preliminary study.

Authors
  • Berrong, J M
  • Weed, R M
  • Young, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of prosthodontics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
3
Issue
4
Pages
391–395
Identifiers
PMID: 2088377
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The reinforcing effect of Kevlar fibers incorporated in processed poly(methyl methacrylate) resin samples was studied using 0% (controls), 0.5%, 1%, and 2% by weight of the added fibers. The samples were subjected to impact testing to determine fracture resistance, and sample groups were statistically compared using an ANOVA. Each reinforced sample had significantly greater fracture resistance (P less than 0.05) than the control, and no difference was found either within or between control groups. The use of reinforcing Kevlar fibers appears to enhance the fracture resistance of acrylic resin denture base materials.

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