Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been synthesized and incorporated into several dental materials, since their small size provides great effects at low filler level. These nanoparticles have been applied in dentistry, in order to prevent microbial adhesion or to improve the various physical and mechanical properties of dental materials. This review aims to discuss the current progress in this field, highlighting aspects regarding AgNPs incorporation into polymethyl methacrylate based resins and its influence on its antimicrobial properties, thermal properties, and other mechanical properties.
Keywords: Antimicrobial, Flexural, Polymethyl methacrylate, Silver nanoparticles, Thermal, Viscoelastic.
How to cite this article: Srivastava R, Sharma V, Dave A, Upadhyay M. Silver Nanoparticles in Denture Base Material. Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2016;3(4):267-270.
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