EUGENIA EFTIMIE TOTU, CORINA MARILENA CRISTACHE, ELENA VOICILA, OVIDIU OPREA, ISMAIL AGIR, OZLEM TAVUKCUOGLU, ANDREEA CRISTIANA DIDILESCU ON PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF POLY(METHYLMETHACRYLATE) NANOCOMPOSITES FOR DENTAL APPLICATIONS. I. The objective of this paper is to present the thermal behavior of various PMMA/TiO2 nanocomposite for complete dentures fabrication with 3D printing technology. There have been prepared and thermally characterized polymeric composites with varied nanofiller content ranging between 0.2% and 2.5% (w/w%). The nanocomposites proved a better thermal performance than that of pure copolymer PMMA-MMA or 3D printing PMMA polymer complex matrix. A small difference in glass transition (Tg) temperature for all compounds studied was recorded.
Keywords: 3D printing, PMMA nanocomposite, functionalized TiO2, thermal analysis, denture