Microstructure, composition, and etching topography of dental ceramics.

@article{Bona2002MicrostructureCA,
  title={Microstructure, composition, and etching topography of dental ceramics.},
  author={{\'A}lvaro Della Bona and Kenneth J Anusavice},
  journal={The International journal of prosthodontics},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={159-67}
}
PURPOSE Topographic analysis of etched ceramics provides qualitative surface structure information that affects micromechanical retention mechanisms. This study tested the hypothesis that the etching mechanism changes according to the type of etchant and the ceramic microstructure and composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS Quantitative and qualitative analyses of 15 dental ceramics were performed using scanning electron microscopy, back-scattered imaging, X-ray diffraction, optical profilometry… CONTINUE READING
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