Evaluation of impact strength of heat cure and chemical cure acrylic resin denture base material


  • Ahmed Saleh Hamadameen Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.




Acrylic resin, Impact strength, Self-curing, Thermosetting


Background and Objective: Thermal and self-curing acrylic resins are widely used in dentistry because they are biocompatible, have no flavour or odour, have good thermal properties and polishing capacity, and are simple and quick to apply. As a result of its widespread
use, fracture-resistant behaviour is particularly significant. We investigated the fracture
resistance capabilities of thermal and self-curing acrylic resins in vitro in this study. The aim
was to compare the impact strength between hot cure acrylic and cold cure acrylic.
Method: 16 prosthetic specimens were made for each of the heat-cured and coldcured
acrylic resins which were stroked and tested with a Charpy type digital impact tester
(Electric Charpy impact tester) were used, and two joules of power were struck to get the
Result: Although the difference was not statistically significant, during evaluation on average thermosetting resins were more resistant to fracture than self-curable resins.
Conclusion: The outcome of this study concluded that the Heat-cured acrylic resins were,
on average, more resistant to fracture than cold-cure acrylic resins, although the difference
was not statistically significant.


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How to Cite

Hamadameen AS. Evaluation of impact strength of heat cure and chemical cure acrylic resin denture base material. EDJ [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 30 [cited 2023 May 31];5(2):120-5. Available from: https://pha.hmu.edu.krd/index.php/journal/article/view/183



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