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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1291-1295

Effect of green gold nanoparticles synthesized with plant on the flexural strength of heat-polymerized acrylic resin


1 Department of Dental Prostheses Technology, Hacettepe University, Urmia, Iran
2 Solid Tumor Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3 Deparment of Chemical Engineering and Division of Bioengineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara/Deparment of Medical Microbiology, Bioscience Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Assoc P Oyar
Department of Dental Prostheses Technology, Health Services Vocational High School, Hacettepe University, D Block, 3. Floor, 06100 Sıhhıye, Ankara
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_388_17

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of gold nanoparticle on the flexural strength of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). Materials and Methods: PMMA specimens (65 mm × 10 mm × 3.3 mm) containing different sizes (45 nm, 55 nm, and 65 nm) and concentrations (0.05% and 0.2%) of gold nanoparticles were prepared, along with a control group containing no added nanoparticles. Flexural strength of all specimens was measured, and one-way ANOVA and Tukey–Kramer post hoc multiple comparisons tests were performed to identify statistical differences between groups. Results: The addition of gold nanoparticles increased the flexural strength of acrylic resin. Significantly greater increases were obtained with lower concentrations (0.05%) when compared to higher concentrations (0.20%). Conclusion: Differences in concentrations of gold nanoparticles added to PMMA have significantly different effects on PMMA flexural strength, whereas differences in sizes of gold nanoparticles added to PMMA do not significantly affect its flexural strength. Accordingly, adding gold nanoparticles to PMMA may enhance the mechanical properties of denture bases used in clinical practice.


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