Bond strength of luting materials to ceramic crowns after different surface treatments. -

The aim of present study was to evaluate the effect of different pre-treatments of alumina and zirconia copings on the bond strength of different luting materials. Pull out tests was performed on 60 alumina and 80 zirconia copings.

Bond strength between a silica glass-fiber-reinforced composite and artificial polymer teeth. -

The aim of the study was to investigate the bond strength of a silica glass-fiber-reinforced composite to polymer teeth compared with the bond strength of a proprietary heat-polymerized denture base polymer and also between a layer of the polymerized matrix polymer of the experimental base material and an additional layer of the same material.

Bond strength of composite luting cement to zirconia ceramic surfaces -

Treatment of zirconia ceramic surfaces with plasma spraying or a low fusing porcelain pearl layer significantly increased the bond strength of resin cement to the ceramic surface.

Adhesion of resins to Ag-Pd alloys by means of the silicoating technique. -

The purpose of the investigation was to study the effect of water storage on the bond strengths between silanized, silicoated Ag-Pd alloys and veneered composites, in comparison with the bond strengths of systems with conventional retention beads.

Carbon impurities and properties of some palladium alloys for ceramic veneering -


Three commercial palladium alloys (PdCuGa, PdCoGa, and PdAgSn) were melted and cast in graphite and ceramic crucibles in order to introduce small, but different levels of carbon impurities in the alloys. The solubility of carbon is known to become smaller with decreasing temperature, and in the present alloys small amounts of carbon were found to cause a substantial reduction in ductility as measured by the elongation in a tensile test.