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A subjective study of dimensional stability of permanent acrylic resin complete denture bases after a second curing cycle

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Janice EllisORCiD, Professor Mark Thomason


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The aim of this study was to subjectively assess permanent denture base retention and stability in order to determine whether detrimental change occurred as a result of a second curing cycle. 100 complete upper denture bases were assessed by clinician and patient using visual analogue scales at try-in and insert. No statistically significant alteration in mean scores for retention and stability was seen. 5% of bases showed some deterioration, but none required rebasing or remaking as a result. The advantages of permanent bases during denture construction seem to outweigh the risk of loss of retention and/or stability as a result of distortion due to the second curing cycle.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ellis JS, Read GE, Thomason JM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Year: 2004

Volume: 12

Issue: 3

Pages: 105-108

Print publication date: 01/09/2004

ISSN (print): 0965-7452

Publisher: F D I World Dental Press Ltd


Notes: 0965-7452 (Print) Journal Article