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dc.contributor.authorLe Roux, Andre Rayne
dc.contributor.authorLachman, Nirusha
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Mark
dc.contributor.authorBotha, T.
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-21T08:04:21Z
dc.date.available2011-01-21T08:04:21Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/567
dc.descriptionOriginally published in: South African dental journal, November 2008, Vol. 63, No. 10, 2008.en_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: 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.extent544-549 (6 p.)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSouth African Dental Associationen_US
dc.subjectDentistryen_US
dc.subjectFeldspar chemical bondingen_US
dc.subjectAlumina filler particlesen_US
dc.subjectWear resistanceen_US
dc.titleWear and flexural strength comparisons of alumina/feldspar resin infiltrated dental compositesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnumDUT-000196


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