Thermoplastic resins are materials that convert to a liquid state when exposed to high temperatures. As the temperature is reduced the plastic cools and hardens. The properties of thermoplastic resins allow the material to be molded into various structures and shapes. Thermoplastic resin offers excellent performance as an injection molded plastic and is used throughout dentistry. We will explore the types of thermoplastics used in dentistry and how they are used, along with the benefits of plastic injection molding to the industry.
What Types of Thermoplastics Are Used in Dentistry?
Thermoplastic epoxy resins in dentistry are non-allergenic, non-toxic, and monomer-free. They include the following:
- Thermoplastic Acrylic Resin