The objective of this study was to compare the polymerization shrinkage of Eclipse photopolymerization resin for prosthesis based on urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA) with that of three heat-cured acrylic resins based on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) after the polymerization process and immersion in water. A total of 40 prostheses were fabricated on a standard metallic upper edentulous model: group 1, Eclipse; group 2, Triplex hot; group 3, Veracril; and group 4, Lucitone 199. Subsequently, the polymerization contraction was tested using a microscope in which measurements were made in micrometres at 3 points located in the middle parts of the right and left sides and the middle part of the palate at three time points once the prosthesis was completed, after 30 days of immersion in water for 8 hours a day at a temperature of 37 °C, and after cutting the prosthesis at the level of the second premolar. ANOVA revealed that the contraction of the polymerization no statistically significant differences between the groups, (P> 0.05). The type of resin and its interaction with the processing method behaves similarly for all test resins. The Veracril heat-cured resin obtained the lowest contraction value in the three measurements (mm) and the highest value was obtained with the Eclipse photopolymerization resin. The Eclipse resin exhibited no lower polymerization shrinkage compared to conventional acrylic resins based on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), however it was not significantly affected by immersion in water.
KEY WORDS: polymerization shrinkage, acrylic resins, denture base, Eclipse, urethane dimethacrylate.
How to cite this article
VALLEJO-LABRADA, M. & OCAMPO, B. L. C. Comparison of the polymerization shrinkage of Eclipse resin for prostheses with conventional acrylic resins. Int. J. Odontostomat., 13(3):279-286, 2019.