Surface Roughness, Hardness and FTIR of the Modified Soft Liner with Different Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Al-Rafidain Dental Journal,
2022, Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 332-342
Aims: To study the effect of metal oxide nanoparticles (MgO, ZrO2, ZnO) on acrylic based soft liner surface properties and FTIR. Materials and Methods: Acrylic-based soft-liner specimens were prepared by adding three different concentrations (0.5, 1, and 2) %wt of metal oxide nanoparticles (MgO, ZrO2, ZnO). A disk-shaped specimens with 30mm diameter and 3mm thickness were prepared for shore (A) hardness test to evaluate the surface hardness of modified soft liner. The surface roughness of soft-liner samples (10X10X2mm) was tested by a profilometer. FTIR analysis was conducted to evaluate chemical reaction that may occur between acrylic-based soft liner and nanoparticles. Results: there were no chemical reaction carried out between soft liner and metal oxide nanoparticles at different concentration- surface hardness (shore A) was increased as nanoparticles concentration increased in modified resin. Nanoparticles with 1 and 2% concentration incorporated in soft liner had lower surface roughness value. Conclusions: Metal oxide nanoparticles have improved the surface texture of acrylic-based soft liner, while the hardness of modified soft liner was increased with nanoparticles concentration increases.
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