Mechanical Properties and Marginal Fitness of Glass Infiltrated Alumina Core Fabricated from Aqueous-Based Alumina Tape
This study was designed to evaluate mechanical properties and the marginal fitness of glass infiltrated alumina core fabricated from aqueous alumina tape. Utilizing the automatic Dr. Blade model (DP-150 of Japan JinChungjungGi manufacturer) fabricated the slurry into 0.5 ㎜ thickness aqueous-based alumina tape. The coefficient of thermal expansion and biaxial flexural strength of alumina composite produced from alumina tape were investigated. Three upper central resin incisors were prepared with 90o, 110o, 135o shoulder margin for all-ceramic crown. Individual tooth model’s impressions were taken 15times each to make epoxy resin die. Cores were made of alumina tape to each and every dies. Crown setting was done on the epoxy resin dies. The specimens were evaluated for measuring for marginal gaps of glass infiltrated alumina core fabricated from aqueous alumina tapes under 180 magnifications with Kan Scope(Sometech Vision, Korea) was done. The retained measurements were analyzed with Turkey’s Studentized Range Test for marginal fitness of each specimen. Coefficient of thermal expansion of alumina tape was 7.5x10-6/°C, and biaxial flexural strength was observed to be 498±32MPa. The marginal fits of alumina cores made of alumina tapes showed the least marginal gap of 41.5 ㎛ in the 110o shoulder margin, and increasingly with 135o, 90o shoulder margin. Marginal fitness should be better in angles larger than 90o.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
N. S. Oh et al., "Mechanical Properties and Marginal Fitness of Glass Infiltrated Alumina Core Fabricated from Aqueous-Based Alumina Tape", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 1377-1380, 2007