Glass transition temperature of hard chairside reline materials after post-polymerisation treatments
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Objective:This study evaluated the effect of post-polymerisation treatments on the glass transition temperature (T(g)) of five hard chairside reline materials (Duraliner II-D, Kooliner-K, New Truliner-N, Ufi Gel hard-U and Tokuso Rebase Fast-T).Materials and methods:Specimens (10 x 10 x 1 mm) were made following the manufacturers' instructions and divided into three groups (n = 5). Control group specimens were left untreated. Specimens from the microwave group were irradiated with pre-determined power/time combinations, and specimens from the water-bath group were immersed in hot water at 55 degrees C for 10 min. Glass transition (degrees C) was performed by differential scanning calorimetry. Data were analysed using anova, followed by post hoc Tukey's test (alpha = 0.05).Results:Both post-polymerisation treatments promoted a significant (p < 0.05) increase in the T(g) of reline material K. Materials K, D and N showed the lowest T(g) (p < 0.05). No significant difference between T and U specimens was observed.Conclusion:Post-polymerisation treatments improved the glass transition of material Kooliner, with the effect being more pronounced for microwave irradiation.