Test of Relative Translucency for Three Veneered All-Ceramic Systems Core Material
Objective: To study the relative translucency of 3 veneered and glazed all-ceramic systems core material, including Vita In-Ceram Alumina, Vita In-Ceram Zirconium and Ivoclar Vivodent Empress. Methods: Under standard black and write background, the surface light reflectivity of 3 veneered all-ceramic systems core material was determined with contact color difference meter, and the ratio of Yb /Yw was calculated. Results: After veneered, the relative translucency of 3 core materials all declined, and ranged from 0.8880 of Empress II to 1.00 of In-Ceram zirconia, among of that Empress II was most transparent. Conclusion: The relative translucency of 3 veneered all-ceramic systems core material had significant statistical difference. There was a decreasing range as Vitadur Alpha dentin (standard) > Empress II (0.8 mm) > In-Ceram Alumina > In-Ceram Zirconia.
Yiwang Bao, Li Tian and Jianghong Gong
T. T. Ma et al., "Test of Relative Translucency for Three Veneered All-Ceramic Systems Core Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 177, pp. 302-305, 2011