Fracture resistance of Kevlar-reinforced poly(methyl methacrylate) resin: a preliminary study.

J. M. Berrong, R. M. Weed, J. M. Young

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The reinforcing effect of Kevlar fibers incorporated in processed poly(methyl methacrylate) resin samples was studied using 0% (controls), 0.5%, 1%, and 2% by weight of the added fibers. The samples were subjected to impact testing to determine fracture resistance, and sample groups were statistically compared using an ANOVA. Each reinforced sample had significantly greater fracture resistance (P less than 0.05) than the control, and no difference was found either within or between control groups. The use of reinforcing Kevlar fibers appears to enhance the fracture resistance of acrylic resin denture base materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalThe International journal of prosthodontics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1990


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  • Oral Surgery

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