Accession Number:

ADA327466

Title:

Ion Exchange Strengthening of a Leucite-Reinforced Dental Ceramic

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-11

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Demand for improved dental esthetics has led to an increased use of ceramics in dentistry, specifically all-ceramic restorations. Unfortunately, the brittle characteristics of dental ceramics remain an area of concern and limit their applications. Metal-ceramic restorations have proven successful, but problems associated with the use of metal substructures exist. Numerous all-ceramic systems have been introduced, however strengths equivalent to metal-ceramic restorations have not been obtained. As a result, strengthening techniques are being actively investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE