Evaluation the Effect of Different Methods of Disinfection on Tensile Strength and Bond Strength of Soft Denture Lining Ma-terials


Aims: Aim of the study to evaluate the effect of two different disinfection methods for two periods of time on tensile strength and bond strength of soft denture lining materials (Vertex and Molloplast-B). Materials and methods : The effect of two disinfection methods ,first chemical disinfection method (which include artificial saliva , saturated salt and vinegar solution), and second microwave method on two physical properties the tensile and bond strength of soft denture lining materials for two periods of times (14 and 30 days) was evaluated, two hundred samples were prepared, one hundred samples to each property test . ANOVA and Duncan's multiple range test were performed to determine the signifi-cant difference among the tested groups at p ≤ 0.05% . Results: The result showed that the highest val-ue of tensile and bond strength of Vertex after 14 and 30 days were achieved with the microwave group, while for Molloplast -B highest value achieved with the control distilled water group. The low-est value was achieved after immersion in vinegar group for both soft lining material. A significant difference between the two soft lining materials among all disinfection methods at p≤ 0.05.Conclusions : The results appeared that the chemical disinfection and microwave disinfection methods have a significant effect on the tensile strength and bond strength of both vertex and Mol-loplast –B soft ling materials for two periods of time. Microwave disinfection has less effect than the chemical disinfection on the properties. The effect of disinfection increase significantly with increas-ing period of time .