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STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Various machinable materials are currently used with computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies for the chairside fabrication of restorations. However, properties of these new machinable materials, such as fracture load, wear, marginal deterioration, and color stability, should be investigated in vitro(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Dental casts come into direct contact with impression materials and other items that are contaminated by saliva and blood from a patient's mouth, leaving the casts susceptible to cross-contamination. Topical methods of disinfecting casts are difficult to control, while immersion methods are potentially destructive. Thus, an additional(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the influence of uremia on the shear bond strength (SBS) of composite resin to enamel and dentin substrates with assessment of the micromorphological pattern of etched enamel and dentin surfaces using atomic force microscopy (AFM). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 44 natural molars was collected from healthy individuals (n=22(More)
Impressions, dentures and other dental appliances may be contaminated with oral micro-flora or other organisms of varying pathogenicity from patient's saliva and blood. Several approaches have been tried to control the transmission of infectious organisms via dental impressions and because disinfection is less effective and has several drawbacks for(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of selected disinfectants incorporated in the liquid of dental stones on material strength properties with the aim of developing a material with acceptable mechanical properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two types of dental stone (types III and V) were mixed with aqueous solutions of 0.525% sodium(More)
AIM To evaluate the shear bond strength of current luting cements to sandblasted crown-coping substrates. METHODS Specimens of nickel-chromium, pressable glass ceramic, and zirconia crown-coping substrates were sandblasted in three groups (n = 30 each) with 50 (group 1), 110 (group 2), and 250 μm (group 3) alumina particles at a pressure of 250 kPa.(More)
PURPOSE To compare the push-out bond strength of feldspar and zirconia-based ceramic inlays bonded to dentin with different resin cements following simulated aging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Occlusal cavities in 80 extracted molars were restored in 2 groups (n=40) with CAD/CAM feldspar (Vitablocs Trilux forte) (FP) and zirconia-based (Ceramill Zi) (ZR)(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different adhesive cements and thermocycling on the fracture resistance of IPS e.max Press posterior single crowns. Thirty-two sound maxillary molars were subjected to standardized preparation and received IPS e.max Press crowns. Another 16 molars were left unprepared to serve as controls (group 1).(More)
PURPOSE This study is part of an ongoing investigation to evaluate the surface properties of dental stones mixed with disinfection solutions, and to determine the effect of adding gum arabic and calcium hydroxide on the same properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS Aqueous solutions of 2 chemical disinfectants were used in mixing 2 types of dental stones (type(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of chemomechanical caries removal on the bonding quality of contemporary single-component adhesives to dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS N-monochloro-DL-2-aminobutyrate solution (NMAB) and Carisolv gel were used to chemomechanically remove dentin caries in 60 extracted human molars. Caries removal with rotating instruments(More)