Brazilian Dental Journal
Print version ISSN 0103-6440
BARBOSA, Débora Barros; COMPAGNONI, Marco Antonio and LELES, Cláudio Rodrigues. Changes in occlusal vertical dimension in microwave processing of complete dentures. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2002, vol.13, n.3, pp. 197-200. ISSN 0103-6440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402002000300011.
This study investigated the effect of different microwave curing cycles on the changes in occlusal vertical dimension of complete dentures. Four test groups with 12 maxillary dentures each were evaluated. Groups 1, 2 and 3 were polymerized with different cycles by microwave radiation and Group 4 was the control and cured by water bath. The average pin opening for all groups was less than 0.5 mm. There was no significant difference between the groups polymerized by the microwave method and the control group. However, analyses of the vertical dimension changes showed statistically significant differences between groups 2 (0.276 ± 0.141 mm) and 3 (0.496 ± 0.220 mm).
Keywords : complete denture; vertical dimension; acrylic resin; microwave.