Characterization of Dental Metal-Ceramic Interfaces of Heat Pressed Ceramics on Co-Cr Frameworks Obtained with Different Technologies
It is known that the quality of metal-ceramic restorations mainly depends on the interface strength. The aim of the study was to evaluate metal–ceramic interfaces of heat pressed ceramic on Co-Cr frameworks obtained with different technologies: melting-casting (CST), computerized milling (MIL), selective laser sintering (SLS) and selective laser melting (SLM). The microstructure of metal–ceramic interfaces and framework topography were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM). Sandblasted, polished surfaces and the cross section on the interfaces were observed. Sandblasted surfaces presented a uniform rough aspect and pronounced porous surface compared to that of polished surfaces and were better visible in SLS and SLM samples. The thickness of the veneer layer had a noticeable effect on the interface, because in the case of thicker veneers, cracks at the interfaces were visible for CST and MIL specimens. Considering the findings reported herein, some suggestions can be considered in practice, such as adaptation of the restorations morphology to the characteristics of the processed materials.
Prof. Dongyan Shi
L. Porojan et al., "Characterization of Dental Metal-Ceramic Interfaces of Heat Pressed Ceramics on Co-Cr Frameworks Obtained with Different Technologies", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 876, pp. 25-30, 2018