Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Evaluation of the Flexural Strength of Cad/Cam Milled Polymethylmethacryateand Rapid Prototype 3d Printed Resin for Long Term Provisional Restorations

Reji Kumar1, Jayakrishnakumar S2, Hariharan Ramakrishnan3*, Vallabh Mahadevan3 and Azhagarasan NS4

1Prosthodontist, Chennai, India
2Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Ragas Dental College, Chennai, India
3Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Ragas Dental College, Chennai, India
4Professor and HOD, Ragas Dental College, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: Hariharan Ramakrishnan, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Ragas Dental College, Chennai, India.

Received: January 27, 2022; Published: March 22, 2022


Aim: To evaluate and compare the flexural strength of CAD/CAM milled PMMA resin and Rapid prototype3D printed resin for long term provisional restorations.

Materials and Methods: Twenty rectangular shaped samples of dimensions 25mm(l) x 2mm (b) x 2mm (h) were prepared for evaluating the flexural strength according to ISO 10477:2018 (Dentistry-polymer-based crown and veneering materials). CAD/CAM milled PMMA resin samples (Group-I; n=10), Rapid prototype 3D printed resin samples (Group-II; n=10), were fabricated and grouped based on the type of material. All the twenty samples were subjected to 3-point bend test using a universal testing machine at a crosshead speed of 1.0 mm/min until fracture. The flexural strength values were tabulated and statistically analysed using student t- test.

Results: The mean flexural strength for Group I (CAD CAM PMMA) test samples was 86.25 MPa, for Group II (Rapid prototype 3D printed resin) the mean flexural strength was 45.00 MPa. The comparative evaluation of the mean flexural strength of Group I test samples yielded higher flexural strength than Group II test samples and it was found to be statistically highly significant (p < 0.001**).

Conclusions: CAD/CAM milled PMMA resin exhibited the maximum flexural strength than Rapid prototyping3D printed resin. Therefore, CAD/CAM PMMA– based polymers can be used for long-term provisional restorations compared to Rapid prototype 3D printed resin.

Keywords:Polymethylmethacrylate; Flexural Strength; Temporary Dental Restorations; Three Dimensional


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Citation: Rejikumar, Jayakrishnakumar S, Ramakrishnan H, Mahadevan V, Azhagarasan NS. “Evaluation of the Flexural Strength of Cad/Cam Milled Polymethylmethacryateand Rapid Prototype 3d Printed Resin for Long Term Provisional Restorations".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.4 (2022): 88-94.


Copyright: © 2022 Hariharan Ramakrishnan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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