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Vickers hardness and fracture toughness of one feldsphatic ceramic veneer to zirconia core submitted to different cooling rates

Grant number: 10/05395-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2010
Effective date (End): June 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Dental Materials
Principal researcher:Gelson Luis Adabo
Grantee:Natália Bertolo Domingues
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FOAr). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


Yttrium oxide-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystalline (3Y-TZP) was introduced in prosthetic dentistry at the end of the twentieth century to be used as all-ceramic fixed prostheses core. Despite its good mechanical properties, during sintering of venner ceramic, an inadequate cooling rate or a thermal mismatch between venner ceramic and 3Y-TZP can cause problems such as chipping and fracture of venner ceramic. It is suggested that an inadequate cooling rate can increase the residual stress and change the ceramic glass matrix causing failures in theses prostheses. The purpose of this project is to compare the Vickers hardness and fracture toughness of monolayer (only veneer) specimens under different cooling rates. (AU)