Aim: To investigate the effect of variation in temperature and time intervals on the flexural strength of two brands of autopolymerizing resins polymerized at constant pressure.
Materials and methods: Two autopolymerizing resins RR Cold Cure resin (DPI) and RR-Rapid Repair Powder (Dentsply) were used. A total of 20 samples were fabricated for each group. Samples were polymerized at temperature ranges of 40°, 50°, 60°, and 70°C and at time intervals of 5, 10, and 15 minutes in the customized curing pot, maintaining pressure of 30 psi.
Results: Flexural strength was verified using universal testing machine using three-point bending test and was then compared with all samples and also with the samples cured in open air (control group). The samples cured at higher temperature, i.e., 60° and 70°C, have shown increased strength than those at 40° and 50°C as well as control group. Time interval of 10 minutes is considered sufficient to increase the strength of the resin, as per the results of this study.
Conclusion: The samples cured under varied condition of time and temperature but under constant pressure showed increased strength than those cured in open air.
Clinical significance: The effect of pressure and temperature has been demonstrated, which could be utilized for enhancing the durability of the prosthesis fabricated from autopolymerized resins.
Keywords: Autopolymerizing resin, Flexural strength, Pressure pot.
How to cite this article: Singh S, Hussain AZ, Thombare RU, Motwani BK, Singh S, Mangalekar SB. An in vitro Study to evaluate the Effects of Various Polymerizing Conditions on the Flexural Strength of Autopolymerizing Resins. J Health Sci Res 2017;8(1):15-19.
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Conflict of interest: None