A Bioactive Glass/Dental Porcelain System by the Sol Gel Route: Fabrication and Characterization
Melt derived bioactive glass- porcelain system is reported to be bioactive but with a slow rate of bioactivity. The aim of this work is to fabricate and characterize bioactive glass/dental porcelain composites produced by the sol-gel method. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and X-ray Diffractometry (XRD) were used to characterize the fabricated materials. The FTIR spectra and the XRD patterns confirm the presence of both constituents in the mixtures, while the dominant crystal phases in bioactive glass/dental porcelain specimens are leucite and wollastonite.
Marcelo Prado and Cecília Zavaglia
O. M. Goudouri et al., "A Bioactive Glass/Dental Porcelain System by the Sol Gel Route: Fabrication and Characterization", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 396-398, pp. 95-98, 2009