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J Prosthet Dent. 1992 Jul;68(1):78-82.

Denture base resins: comparison study of color stability.

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University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor.


Several denture base resins have been recently introduced that provide easier or faster processing. Although these materials have adequate strength properties, the color stability is also of interest. This study evaluated the color stability of five denture base acrylic resins and one denture base repair resin. The samples were subjected to conditions of accelerated aging to test color stability. Five samples of each material were processed and aged for 100 and 300 hours. The color stability was quantitatively measured using the Minolta Chroma Meter II. Color measurements were made before weathering and at 100 and 300 hours the color difference delta E was calculated for all samples. At 300 hours the color change of the materials was significantly different at p less than 0.01. It was found that: (1) the color of Lucitone Hy-pro and Acron was least affected by conditions of accelerated aging; (2) Triad, Accelar 20, and Perm demonstrated noticeable color changes; and (3) Compak-20 had an appreciable color change and was the least color-stable of the materials tested.

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