Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites Useful for Dental Restoration

치아수복용 고분자 나노복합체의 물성

  • Kim, Ohyoung (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Han, Sanghyuk (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Seo, Kitaek (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Gong, Myoung-Seon (Department of Chemistry, Dankook University) ;
  • Kim, Chang-Keun (Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lim, Bum-Soon (Department of Dental Biomaterials, Seoul National University) ;
  • Cho, Byeong-Hoon (Department of Conservative Dentistry, Seoul National University)
  • 김오영 (단국대학교 공과대학 공학부 고분자공학전공) ;
  • 한상혁 (단국대학교 공과대학 공학부 고분자공학전공) ;
  • 서기택 (단국대학교 공과대학 공학부 고분자공학전공) ;
  • 공명선 (단국대학교 첨단과학대학 화학과) ;
  • 김창근 (중앙대학교 공과대학 화학공학과) ;
  • 임범순 (서울대학교 치과대학 치과생체재료학교실) ;
  • 조병훈 (서울대학교 치과대학 치과보존학교실)
  • Received : 2005.02.03
  • Accepted : 2005.04.04
  • Published : 2005.06.10

Abstract

Visible-light activated polymer nanocomposites (PNC) were designed to be used for dental restoration. Hybrid-filler composed of barium silicate and nano-sized silica was adopted as a filler system. To improve the interfacial be havior of the resin matrix of bisphenol A glycerolate methacrylate/triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate, the surface of filler was hydrophobically treated with a silane coupling agent. Mechanical properties of PNC were investigated by measuring the abrasion resistance, and it was discovered that PNC showed excellent properties with an increase of nanofiller content. However, the polymerization shrinkage was consistently maintained under 3 vol% and the shrinkage continued even after photo-polymerization. In addition, a slight color difference between PNC specimens was observed with increase of nanofiller content.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 보건복지부

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