Date of Award

Summer 2008

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Ortiz-Parsons, Victoria E.

Second Advisor

Abena, Albert G.

Third Advisor

Vitolo, Joseph M.


The purpose of this study is to investigate if two types of bonding techniques will differ in shear bond strength between an acrylic resin denture tooth bonded with composite resin to Lucitone 199 denture base resin and lvocap denture base resin. A central incisor acrylic resin denture tooth was embedded in self cure acrylic resin. The surface of the denture tooth was ground flat with 400-grit silicon carbide paper. Surface treatment of the denture tooth was done according to manufacturers' instructions for both the composite resin groups and self cure acrylic resin groups. Lucitone 199 denture base resin and lvocap denture base resin were then bonded to the facial surface of the denture tooth. The shear load force was applied parallel to the acrylic resin tooth/denture base resin interface. The bond strength was statistically analyzed using two-way ANOVA (p



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