Novel Glass-Ceramics for Dental Application by Sol Gel Technique

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The aim of this study was the fabrication using a sol-gel technique of a new glass-ceramic with potential use in dental applications. The characterization of the composition and microstructural properties of the produced material confirmed the similarity between the new sol-gel derived glass-ceramic and a commercial leucite based fluorapatite dental glass-ceramic. The produced material has potential application in dental restorations and it is expected to exhibit better control of composition, microstructure and properties due to the intrinsic advantages of the sol-gel preparation method.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 396-398)

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Marcelo Prado and Cecília Zavaglia

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153-156

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X. Chatzistavrou et al., "Novel Glass-Ceramics for Dental Application by Sol Gel Technique", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 396-398, pp. 153-156, 2009

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October 2008

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