Fracture toughness and durability of chemically or thermally tempered metal-ceramic porcelain.

Thermocycling and water storage effects on fracture toughness (KIC) of chemically or thermally tempered metal-ceramic disks were investigated to evaluate the durability of tempering effects with regard to oral aqueous environment. Metal-ceramic disks (phi 10 mm x 2.0 mm) consisting of opaque porcelain (0.2 mm thick), body porcelain (1.3 mm) and Ni-Cr-Be… CONTINUE READING