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Apholt, W; Bindl, A; Lüthy, H; Mörmann, W H (2001). Flexural strength of Cerec 2 machined and jointed InCeram-Alumina and InCeram-Zirconia bars. Dental Materials, 17(3):260-267.

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OBJECTIVE. The flexural strength of Cerec 2 InCeram-Alumina and InCeram-Zirconia bars is evaluated. The focus of the in vitro study is to identify a jointing procedure for InCeram which may be used for producing full-ceramic fixed-partial-denture frameworks. METHODS. Six groups (n=15) of machined and jointed InCeram-Alumina (T1-T5) and InCeram-Zirconia (T6) bars (3x4x13mm(3)), respectively, were examined using a 3-point-bending test. InCeram-Alumina joint-free controls were: machined (C1), slip cast (C2, C3) and cut from the block (C4) bars. Machined joint-free InCeram-Zirconia bars were used as controls (C5). InCeram-Alumina slip was used for jointing T1-T5 and InCeram-Zirconia slip for bars T6. Bars were jointed in groups T1 and T2 using butt joint (S1), in T3 and T4 oblique (S2, S3) and in T5 and T6 rounded (S4) joint shapes. RESULTS. Two-way analysis of variance showed significant differences between materials (p<0.001) and jointing shapes (p<0.001). The rounded (S4) shape showed the highest flexural strength of 434 (65) MPa of InCeram-Alumina (T5) and 475 (54) MPa of InCeram-Zirconia (T6) bars, respectively but machined/joint-free InCeram-Alumina (511 (59) MPa, C1) and machined/joint-free InCeram-Zirconia (624 (58) MPa, C5) were significantly (p<0.01/p<0.001) stronger. No significant differences (p>0.05) were found between machined/jointed InCeram-Zirconia (475 (54) MPa, T6), joint-free InCeram-Alumina slip cast (498 (125) MPa, C2) and joint-free InCeram-Alumina machined bars (511 (59) MPa, C1). SIGNIFICANCE. Compared to conventional slip cast InCeram-Alumina the flexural strength of machined/jointed InCeram-Zirconia appears to be adequate for fixed-partial-denture frameworks.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:1 May 2001
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:19
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0109-5641(00)00080-4
PubMed ID:11257300

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