Bond Potential of Lithium Disilicate to Heat-Cured Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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Implant-supported, implant-retained hybrid prostheses is an increasingly common restoration for edentulous patients. Reviews of the literature have shown that mechanical failure mode between the denture tooth and the denture base is a common problem. To decrease the possibility of failure, lithium disilicate has been suggested as a restorative material for the hybrid prosthetic tooth. This new design has created an untested interface between lithium disilicate and polymethylmethacrylate PMMA.