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Doctor insights on: Acrylic Resin

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What is toxicity of acrylic resin?

Properly : cured acrylic is non toxic. Acrylic monomer (liquid) can be toxic under some circumstances. The polymer (powder) is quite inert. You will have to give us more details. Arrange an inbox consult at: www.healthtap.com/dr-douglasdds and I'll try to help. ...Read more

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Heat cure acrylic resin upper denture problem. Do I have to go back to the original dentist?

Heat cure acrylic resin upper denture problem.  Do I have to go back to the original dentist?

Not Necessarily: If you have a denture problem, it's generally best to see the original dentist again. Not only is he/she most familiar with your specific case, but he/she probably won't charge as much to perform follow-up work on something he/she fabricated. A new dentist is okay too, but it may cost more. If your original dentist can't help you, then you'll have to find someone else, obviously. Either way is ok. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heat and self cure acrylic resins?

What is the difference between heat and self cure acrylic resins?

Long-Term Quality: Heat-cured acrylics are less porous, harder, easier to polish, easier to clean, and generally last longer. But, they have to be processed in a laboratory (generally). Self-cured acrylics are quick &easy to use, so a dentist can use them in a clinical/practice setting. You don't have to send anything to the lab and wait. Large projects = heat-cured preferred. Small projects = either is okay. ...Read more

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What are the best acrylic resins to make dentures or stay plates with?

What are the best acrylic resins to make dentures or stay plates with?

High impact resin: Resins such as lucitone 199 have a cross- linked polymer that make them more resistant to fracture. Because of the increased cost, they are not routinely used unless the dentist specifically requests it in the laboratory work authorization. ...Read more

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What are the differences between heat cure and self cure acrylic resins?

What are the differences between heat cure and self cure acrylic resins?

Polymerization: Heat cure implies that heat is needed to accelerate or catalyze polymerization. Obviously it is not used intra orally since adding heat to a mouth is not comfortable or safe. Heat cured acrylics are used in makeing dentures which "cook" in hot water. Self cure acrylics were once used intra-orally. A catalyst and base material are mixed together, placed in the cavity prep and left to cure. ...Read more

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What are the best acrylic resins to make dentures, or does each dentist have his own favorite?

What are the best acrylic resins to make dentures, or does each dentist have his own favorite?

No best and no: Resins used to make dentures are very generic as to materials very little in composition. It is sad that dentists try to use the material in the denture base to differentiate a cheap versus a deluxe denture. The expense to the dentist from the lab for a customize base resin is small and can lead to deception in its cost. Yet, adding blanching, pigment and fiber can improve cosmetics. Be aware. ...Read more

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Which is the best material: plastic, acrylic or metal?

Which is the best material: plastic, acrylic or metal?

For what?: As an implant, for food storage, for cooking, as a structural element, asthetically......? Need more information. ...Read more

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Are acrylic nails safe to file in confined space?

Are acrylic nails safe to file in confined space?

Acrylic nails: Because acrylic nails are much stronger than natural fingernails, you'll need to use a coarser than average emery board or nail file. If you don't already have one, get a high-grit (100-180 grit) emery board or nail file, and also have a regular grit emery board on hand. Yes, acrylic nails are safe to file. ...Read more