Cobalt–chromium alloys fabricated with four different techniques: Ion release, toxicity of released elements and surface roughness -

ObjectiveTo investigate the metal ion release, surface roughness and cytoxicity for Co–Cr alloys produced by different manufacturing techniques before and after heat treatment. In addition, to evaluate if the combination of materials affects the ion release.MethodsFive Co–Cr alloys were included, based on four manufacturing techniques. Commercially pure titanium, CpTi grade 4 and a titanium alloy were included for comparison. The ion […]

Experimental investigation of the effect of surface roughness on bone-cement-implant shear bond strength. -

Debonding of cemented bone implants is regarded as a major contributor to complications. The relationship between shear bond strength and surface roughness has been investigated, however there are inconsistencies in the trends reported in different studies.

Surface characteristics of posterior composites after polishing and toothbrushing -

The surface characteristics of eight posterior and two anterior composite resins were studied by SEM and profilometric tracings.