J Adv Prosthodont.  2017 Feb;9(1):52-56. 10.4047/jap.2017.9.1.52.

Comparison of the bond strength of ceramics to Co-Cr alloys made by casting and selective laser melting

Affiliations
  • 1Prosthodontics Department, Islamic Azad University, Dental Branch, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2Oral Medicine Department, Islamic Azad University, Dental Branch, Tehran, Iran. drarashazizi@yahoo.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
Considering the importance of metal-ceramic bond, the present study aimed to compare the bond strength of ceramics to cobalt-chrome (Co-Cr) alloys made by casting and selective laser melting (SLM).
MATERIALS AND METHODS
In this in-vitro experimental study, two sample groups were prepared, with one group comprising of 10 Co-Cr metal frameworks fabricated by SLM method and the other of 10 Co-Cr metal frameworks fabricated by lost wax cast method with the dimensions of 0.5 × 3 × 25 mm (following ISO standard 9693). Porcelain with the thickness of 1.1 mm was applied on a 3 × 8-mm central rectangular area of each sample. Afterwards, bond strengths of the samples were assessed with a Universal Testing Machine. Statistical analysis was performed with Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and T-test.
RESULTS
Bond strength in the conventionally cast group equaled 74.94 ± 16.06 MPa, while in SLM group, it equaled 69.02 ± 5.77 MPa. The difference was not statistically significant (P ≤ .05).
CONCLUSION
The results indicated that the bond strengths between ceramic and Co-Cr alloys made by casting and SLM methods were not statistically different.

Keyword

Bond strength; Co-Cr alloy; Selective laser melting; Metal-ceramic restorations

MeSH Terms

Alloys*
Ceramics*
Dental Porcelain
Freezing*
Methods
Alloys
Dental Porcelain
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