228 Bond strength of porcelain to Y-TZP with various thicknesses

Thursday, March 22, 2012: 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Presentation Type: Poster Session
A. ARREJAIE1, R. GIORDANO2, and R. POBER2, 1University of Dammam, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, Boston University, Boston, MA
Objectives: Evaluate the effect of various Y-TZP thicknesses on its bond strength to conventional veneering porcelain.

Methods: Lava™ (3M/ESPE) was used as Y-TZP material. VITA VM®9 (Vita-Zahnfabrik) was used as the veneering porcelains. Lava™ were sectioned into 30 discs with thicknesses of: 1 mm, 2 mm, and 5 mm respectively. The powder water slurry mix was condensed into a mold to form a button with a diameter of 4 mm and height of 3 mm. Specimens were subjected to a shear bond test using a 4 mm notched blade on universal testing machine (Instron) with a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min.

Statistical analysis was done using ANOVA and Tukey post hoc test at p= 0.05.

Results: Shear bond strength of VITA VM®9 to Lava™ with a thickness of 1 mm is 63±3.3MPa, 2 mm is 33.1±5.3, and Lava™ with thickness of 5 mm is 29.2±2.2 MPa.

Conclusions: The thickness of Lava™ core materials has a significant effect on its bond strength to VITA VM9®.

Keywords: Adhesion, CAD/CAM, Ceramics, Dental materials and Prosthodontics