Review on poly-methyl methacrylate as denture base materials

Sheng, T. J., Shafee, M. F., Ariffin, Z. and Jaafar, M.*

  • Mariatti Jaafar


Review on poly-methyl methacrylate as denture base materials

Sheng, T. J.1, Shafee, M. F.1, Ariffin, Z.2 and Jaafar, M.1*

1School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang Malaysia

2School of Dental Science, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan Malaysia




The present paper reviews the current status of Poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) as the denture base materials. PMMA was the most commonly used denture base material in clinical fabrication. Few types of fillers have been introduced to improve the properties of the PMMA composites, for example polymer (polyethylene and vegetable fibres), metal (silver, stainless steel, aluminium and copper) and ceramic base materials (zirconia, glass fibres, carbon fibres, alumina, hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate). Mechanical properties, thermal properties and water absorption are generally been measured to characterize the denture base materials. Comparisons on previous research work on PMMA composites for denture application are thoroughly examined.


Keywords: Denture base, poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA), polymer composites.


Received 16th January 2018

Received in revised form 23rd May 2018

Accepted 25th October 2018

*Corresponding author: Prof. Dr. Mariatti Jaafar

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