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Strengthening Composite Resin Restorations via Ceramic Whisker Reinforcement



Hockin D. Xu, Gary E. Schumacher, F Eichmiller, Joseph M. Antonucci


Due to their tendency to fracture, current composite for mulations are unsuitalbe for use in large stress-bearing direct posterior restorations that involve cusps. This study investigated the use of single-crystalline ceramic whiskers for the reinforcement of composite resins. The whisker-reinforced composite materials exhibited physical characteristics (ie, flexural strength, work-of-fracture, and elasticmodulus) that were significantly greater (P
Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentisty
No. 1


ceramic whisker, core/veneer restoration, dental composite resin, pit and fissure sealant, reinforcement, strength


Xu, H. , Schumacher, G. , Eichmiller, F. and Antonucci, J. (2000), Strengthening Composite Resin Restorations via Ceramic Whisker Reinforcement, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentisty (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017