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Wear and flexural strength comparisons of alumina/feldspar resin infiltrated dental composites

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dc.contributor.author Le Roux, Andre Rayne
dc.contributor.author Lachman, Nirusha
dc.contributor.author Walker, Mark
dc.contributor.author Botha, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-21T08:04:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-21T08:04:21Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/567
dc.description Originally published in: South African dental journal, November 2008, Vol. 63, No. 10, 2008. en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Incorporating a feldspar chemical bond between alumina filler particles is expected to increase the wear-resistant and flexural strength properties. Aims and Objectives: An investigation was carried out to evaluate the influence of the feldspar chemical bonding between alumina filler particles on wear and flexural strength of experimental alumina/feldspar dental composites. It was hypothesized that wear resistance and flexural strength would be significantly increased with increased feldspar mass. Methods: Alumina was chemically sintered and bonded with 30% and 60% feldspar mass, silanized and infiltrated with UDMA resin to prepare the dental restorative composite material. Results and conclusions: Higher wear-resistant characteristics resulted with increased feldspar mass of up to 60% (p<0.05). Higher flexural strength characteristics resulted as the feldspar mass was increased up to 60% (p>0.05). Feldspar chemical bonding between the alumina particles may improve on the wear-resistance and flexural strength of alumina/ feldspar composites. en_US
dc.format.extent 544-549 (6 p.) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_US
dc.subject Dentistry en_US
dc.subject Feldspar chemical bonding en_US
dc.subject Alumina filler particles en_US
dc.subject Wear resistance en_US
dc.title Wear and flexural strength comparisons of alumina/feldspar resin infiltrated dental composites en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-000196


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