History and Development of Polymeric Denture Base Reinforcement
Ibrahim M Hamouda* and Alaa Makki
1Professor of Dental Biomaterials, Faculty of Dentistry, Umm-Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
2Professor of Dental Implantology, Faculty of Dentistry, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Ibrahim M Hamouda, Professor of Dental Biomaterials, Faculty of Dentistry, Umm-Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: April 19, 2022; Published: May 23, 2022
Continuous developments in the biomaterials science over the last decades contributed to the marked production of new materials and techniques in dentistry. There are four major groups in dental biomaterials such as ceramics, metals, composites and polymers. Polymeric based materials are widely used for dentures construction. Poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) was the most widely used non-metallic denture base material. PMMA has good esthetic property but it is still not fulfil the requirements of the ideal mechanical properties as a denture base material to resist the impact force. The researches were focused on the production of alternative denture base materials or to modify the present materials chemically and mechanically. So, this review article was aimed to go through the literatures reviewing the history and collecting the different reinforcing materials for polymeric denture base materials. This review article was built on the information from literatures available in PubMed, Google scholar, Research Gate and Scopus.
Keywords: Polymeric Denture; Poly Methyl Methacrylate; Polyamides
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