Evaluation of zirconia-porcelain interface using X-ray diffraction

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  • The aim of this study was to determine if accelerated aging of porcelain veneering had an effect on the surface properties specific to a tetragonal-to-monoclinic transformation (TMT) of zirconia restorations. Thirty-six zirconia samples were milled and sintered to simulate core fabrication followed by exposure to various combinations of surface treatments including as-received (control), hydrofluoric acid (HF), application of liner plus firings, application of porcelain by manual layering and pressing with firing, plus accelerated aging. The quantity of transformed tetragonal to monoclinic phases was analyzed utilized an X-ray diffractometer and one-way analysis of variance was used to analyze data. The control samples as provided from the dental laboratory after milling and sintering process had no TMT (Xm = 0). There was an effect on zirconia samples of HF application with TMT (Xm = 0.8%) and liner plus HF application with TMT (Xm = 8.7%). There was an effect of aging on zirconia samples (no veneering) with significant TMT (Xm = 70.25%). Both manual and pressing techniques of porcelain applications reduced the TMT (manual, Xm = 4.41%, pressing, Xm = 11.57%), although there was no statistical difference between them. It can be concluded that simulated applications of porcelain demonstrated the ability to protect zirconia from TMT after aging with no effect of a liner between different porcelain applications. The HF treatment also caused TMT.
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  • Alghazzawi TF; Janowski GM
  • Start Page

  • 187
  • End Page

  • 195
  • Volume

  • 7
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  • 3