Debonding mechanism of zirconia and lithium disilicate resin cemented to dentin -

To evaluate debonding mechanism of zirconia and lithium disilicate cemented to dentin mimicking what could occur in a clinical setting. A null hypothesis of no difference in tensile bond strength between groups of zirconia and lithium disilicate cemented with resin cements was also tested.

A novel etching technique for surface treatment of zirconia ceramics to improve adhesion of resin-based luting cements -

Bonding of zirconia crowns and bridges to abutments is important, not only bonding of the thin resin layer to the abutment, but also bonding to the zirconia ceramic is crucial. Both mechanical and chemical adhesion are desired. Mechanical retention of dental porcelain achieved by etching with moderately concentrated hydrofluoric acid is not possible with zirconia ceramics. The purpose of this study was to show that etching is possible with relative low melting fluoride compounds such as ammonium hydrogen difluoride and potassium hydrogen difluoride.

NIOM participates at the 52nd annual ISO/TC 106 meeting -

Eight scientists from NIOM are participating at the 52nd annual ISO / TC 106 meeting in Tromsø, Norway.

Biological and physicochemical properties of carbon-graphite fibre-reinforced polymers intended for implant suprastructures -

The aim of this study was to determine water sorption, water solubility, dimensional change caused by water storage, residual monomers, and possible cytotoxic effects of heat-polymerized carbon-graphite fibre-reinforced composites with different fibre loadings based on methyl methacrylate/poly(methyl methacrylate) (MMA/PMMA) and the copolymer poly (vinyl chloride-co-vinyl acetate).

Comparison of Different Etching Agents and Repair Materials Used on Feldspathic Porcelain -

When fractures of fixed partial dentures occur, they cause an aesthetic and functional dilemma both for the patient and the dentist. Re-make of the entire restoration is an option, but not always desirable. The aim of this study was to test the shear bond strength due to four different etching agents for ceramic repair.