Journal of Dentistry
Objectives: The connection between resin denture teeth and the denture base is essential for the integrity of partial and full dentures. The aim of the present study was to analyse the bond strength of acrylic denture teeth to two light curing denture base materials compared to the gold-standard (MMA/PMMA) using different conditioning liquids.
Methods: The ridge laps of 220 identical denture teeth were ground and pre-treated using different conditioning liquids (MMA, an experimental conditioning liquid as well as the two commercially available liquids Palabond and Versyo.bond). The denture base materials (PalaXpress, Versyo.com, Eclipse) were applied using a split mould to obtain tensile bond strength specimens of identical shape. Ten specimens per test group were either stored in water for 24h or thermocycled (5000×, 5-55°C) prior to tensile bond strength testing (cross-head speed 10mm/min). Data was subjected to parametric statistics (α=0.05).
Results: The three-way ANOVA revealed a significant influence of the material, pre-treatment as well as the storage. PalaXpress showed the highest bond strength (24.3MPa) of all materials tested after TC, whereas the use of MMA led to the most constant results. Lower values were recorded for Versyo.com (17.5MPa) and Eclipse (10.4MPa) bonded with Versyo.bond.
Conclusions: The results indicate that MMA/PMMA based denture base resins provide reliable and durable bond strength to acrylic denture teeth. Using light-curing denture base materials requires the application of appropriate conditioning liquids to obtain acceptable bond strength. The use of MMA affects bond strength to light-curing denture base materials.
Clinical Significance: The pre-treatment of denture teeth is critical regarding their bond-strength to denture base materials and in turn for the integrity of removable full and partial dentures. Light-curing denture base resins are more sensitive to the correct tooth pre-treatment compared to conventional MMA/PMMA materials, requiring specific conditioning liquids.Full Abstract