The combination of biocompatible polymers and ceramics shows great promise in the development of composites with suitable mechanical properties for dental applications. In an attempt to further expand this research line, Al2O3 commercial powders (Vitro-ceram, Alglass, In-ceram) were sintered at 1400◦C for 2 h and infiltrated with poly(methyl methacrylate) for potential use in dental prostheses. The infiltration was performed using a homemade apparatus under a pressure of 7 bar for 6 and 12 h. The microstructure (studied using a scanning electron microscope), Archimedes density, 3-point bending flexural strength and Vickers hardness of the prepared composites were assessed and quantitatively compared. In general, microstructural analyses showed ceramic-and polymer-based interpenetrating network in all materials. The preforms infiltrated for 12 h showed superior properties; among them, the Vitro-ceram-based composite also demonstrated a near-zero open porosity and optimum mechanical characteristics. Specifically, its density, strength and hardness were 2.6 ± 0.07 g/cm3, 119.3 ± 5.0 MPa and 1055.1 ± 111.0 HV, respectively, passing the acceptance criteria of ISO 6872 and making it suitable for consideration as a metal-free structure for dental crowns and fixed partial prostheses until three anterior units.
Al2O3 preforms infiltrated with poly(methyl methacrylate) for dental prosthesis manufacturing / Crispim da Silveira, O.; Rodrigues, A. M.; Montazerian, M.; de Lucena Lira, H.; Baino, F.; Menezes, R. R.. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:16(2021), p. 7583. [10.3390/app11167583]
|Titolo:||Al2O3 preforms infiltrated with poly(methyl methacrylate) for dental prosthesis manufacturing|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app11167583|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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