Novel dental composites reinforced with zirconia-silica ceramic nanofibers.

  title={Novel dental composites reinforced with zirconia-silica ceramic nanofibers.},
  author={Guangqing Guo and Yuwei Fan and J F Zhang and Joseph L. Hagan and XiaoMing Xu},
  journal={Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials},
  volume={28 4},
OBJECTIVE To fabricate and characterize dental composites reinforced with various amounts of zirconia-silica (ZS) or zirconia-yttria-silica (ZYS) ceramic nanofibers. METHODS Control composites (70 wt% glass particle filler, no nanofibers) and experimental composites (2.5, 5.0, and 7.5 wt% ZS or ZYS nanofibers replacing glass particle filler) were prepared by blending 29 wt% dental resin monomers, 70 wt% filler, and 1.0 wt% initiator, and polymerized by either heat or dental curing light… CONTINUE READING