PROPERTIES OF GRAPHENE
The G-CAM graphene polymer disc, particularly suitable for permanent dental structures is available in different chromatic layers available an extremely natural aesthetic appearance, as well as solving all the physical-chemical and biological mechanical deficiencies, the other materials used in the sector
The incorporation of graphene into acrylic resins is a new strategy to improve their mechanical properties, simultaneously increasing both the elastic modulus and hardness, reducing the appearance of cracks and / or its diffusion, and decreasing the degree of shrinkage and polymerization.
Graphene is ideal for improving the performance of self-curing acrylic resins for candidate dental use, not only for its high tensile strength, low coefficient of thermal expansion, high absorption and lubrication capacity, flexibility and high surface area, but also for its excellent strength / weight ratio.
Acrylic resins are hard, brittle and crystalline polymers, which are used as heat-stable materials since, after curing, they cannot be processed or molded.
Self-cured resins based on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) are the most commonly used materials in the dental laboratory. However, they have low impact strength and low transverse and flexural strength, resulting from the formation and propagation of cracks when subjected to mechanical stress.
The G-CAM graphene polymer disc, particularly suitable for permanent dental structures is available in different chromatic formats available an extremely natural aesthetic appearance, as well as solving all the physical-chemical and biological mechanical deficiencies, unlike other materials used in the sector.
It has a similar appearance to natural dentition, ideal for areas that are more aesthetic. The G-CAM disc has a wide color range, even in the same piece, extremely natural.
It has a high glass transition temperature (Tg) which prevents softening and distortion during use and cleaning. Keep in mind that although the normal temperature in the mouth is 32-37 ° C, consuming hot drinks (which can be 70 ° C or more) and cleaning the denture in hot or boiling water, subject to these materials to temperatures higher.
Graphene improves the dimensional stability of polymers for dental use, which allows the dental prosthesis not to change over time. This is affected not only by thermal softening mechanisms, but also by the release of internal stresses, incomplete polymerization of the material or water absorption.
Thanks to graphene, G-CAM improves its resistance compared to its weight. The density of the material is low so that the prosthesis is light.
The material also has high electrical conductivity to maintain a healthy oral mucosa and respond normally to heat or cold stimuli.
It is a translucent material that allows high transparency to mimic the natural aesthetics of the tooth, but also allows us to obtain opaque colors to avoid transparency of necrotic stumps or metal pins.
It is a totally waterproof and stable material that does not allow the accumulation of bacterial plaque, as well as closing all pores so that there is no accumulation of dirt or color.
It does not require an interphase process during tooth make-up. There is no danger of breaking or chipping, because the piece’s enamel is resistant to micro-stress.
Prof. Fabio Di Carlo
Graphenano Dental Research and Development Manager
Andromedananotech has in its DNA the innovation of materials and constant research with the aim, shared with its Dealers, to distribute highly performing products on the market of its reference sector.
To guarantee its customers constant quality over time, our company actively collaborates with the Graphenano Dental Research and Development manager Prof. Fabio Di Carlo – Graphenano Dental Scientific Director for the development of products in the same areas of interest
Referring to the benefits of Graphene in the dental sector, the collaboration protocol provides for the verification of the materials used, the control of the procedures in the production phase and the constant improvement of the basic product.