Home Subscription Services

The International Journal of Prosthodontics
IJP Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Accepted Manuscripts
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: IJP
The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

September/October 2008
Volume 21 , Issue 5

Share Abstract:

Short Communication: An Alternative Approach to the Polishing Technique for Acrylic Resin Surfaces

Massimo Corsalini, MD, DDS/Mauro Carella, DDS/Antonio Boccaccio, Mec Eng/ Luciano Lamberti, Mec Eng/Carmine Pappalettere, Mec Eng/Santo Catapano, MD, DDS/Stefano Carossa, MD, DDS

Pages: 409412
PMID: 18950061

This study aimed to (1) devise a standardized method of polishing and finishing acrylic resins, (2) eliminate the variable linked to the single operator, and (3) guarantee the reproducibility of the conditions in which smoothness surface values are obtained for comparative purposes. Twenty acrylic resin samples were fabricated (Lucitone, Dentsply). Samples in group 1 were manually polished by a single experienced operator, while samples in group 2 were polished using an isoparallelometer. Surface roughness was measured for both groups with a 0.01-m resolution profilometer (Mahr, GD25). Data analysis showed that mechanical polishing results in a more uniform surface quality. This preliminary investigation underscores the merits of a standardized method for polishing dental acrylic resins. This approach can eliminate the effect of human factors, thereby making it possible to assess and compare the inherent features of each polished dental material. Int J Prosthodont 2008;21:409412.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2017 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog