|Fatigue cyclic loading test of an auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridge|
|Zhang Xiang-hao1; Sun Feng1; Wang Huan1; Xu Man-qiong2|
|关键词||dental occlusion dental prosthesis cementation|
|刊名||CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Medicine, General & Internal|
|研究领域[WOS]||General & Internal Medicine|
|关键词[WOS]||FRACTURE-RESISTANCE ; CASTING ALLOYS ; CROWNS ; RESTORATIONS ; STRENGTH ; DESIGN ; NICKEL|
Background In dental clinics, dentition defects are commonly restored with conventional porcelain-fused-to-metal fixed bridges. However, Ni-Cr alloy ceramic fixed bridges are known to have several drawbacks such as marginal coloration of the neck, low casting precision and, most seriously, poor biocompatibility. These problems could be circumvented by using noble metal ceramic bridges; however, one negative issue related to the conventional noble metal ceramic bridges is its high price due to the use of a large amount of gold for pontic. Therefore, an auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridge would be ideal to retain the advantages of a conventional material, yet reduce the amount of noble metal used. This study aimed to investigate whether any destructive changes occur to the auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridge under a fatigue cyclic loading test.
Methods On standard models which the left maxillary first premolar is lost and with the cuspid teeth and the second premolar as the fixed bridge abutment teeth, six maxillary auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridges and six corresponding nichrome ceramic jointed crowns were made as group A, six nichrome ceramic bridges and six corresponding nichrome ceramic jointed crowns were made as group B (control group). And then all specimens were fixed and tested on a fatigue cyclic loading machine; the changes occurring to the surfaces of occlusal contact with large functional area and to the porcelain-metal interfaces of the nichrome primary copings margins were observed through a scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Results In 120 hours′ continual observation, none of the specimens had porcelain coating fractures or scraping occurrence and all of the porcelain coatings had been kept intact under sinusoidal cyclic loading with the load range of 120-200 N and frequency of 5 Hz.
Conclusions Auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridges exhibited excellent fatigue strength in the fatigue cyclic loading test and may satisfy the clinical demand in theory, while the practical application shall be evaluated by observations in long-term clinical usage.
|资助机构||Beijing Science and Technology Committee Funds|
|作者单位||1.Tsinghua Univ, Dept Engn Mech, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China|
2.Peking Univ, Sch Stomatol, Outpatient Dent Ctr, Beijing 100034, Peoples R China
|Zhang Xiang-hao,Sun Feng,Wang Huan,et al. Fatigue cyclic loading test of an auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridge[J]. CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,2008,121(19):1896-1899.|
|APA||Zhang Xiang-hao,Sun Feng,Wang Huan,&Xu Man-qiong.(2008).Fatigue cyclic loading test of an auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridge.CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,121(19),1896-1899.|
|MLA||Zhang Xiang-hao,et al."Fatigue cyclic loading test of an auro-galvanoforming ceramic bridge".CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL 121.19(2008):1896-1899.|