Dimensional Changes of Record Base for Complete Denture

Abstract

The aims of this study are to compare the dimensional changes of record base from heat and cold cured acrylic resin, with the latter cured by two techniques, and to study the regions vulnerable to dimensional changes. Materials and Methods: The adaptation of the record base on edentulous maxillary casts were tested by sectioning the record base–stone casts sets transversely and measuring the gaps with travelling microscope. The gaps represent the crest of the ridge, midline, and the deepest points of buccal sulcus. Results: Record base made from cold cured acrylic resin showed significantly higher dimensional changes than that from heat curd acrylic resin. There were no significant difference between the bench–curd and thermopress curing for cold cured acrylic resin. No significant differences found between the ridge crest and midline , but both show significantly less dimensional changes than the buccal vestibules. Conclusions: Curing cold cured acrylic resin by thermopress machine would not improve dimensional stability. And to improve the dimensional stability, the denture base that is made from heat cured acrylic resin may be used as a record base