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
, Schumacher, G.
, Eichmiller, F.
and Antonucci, J.
Strengthening Composite Resin Restorations via Ceramic Whisker Reinforcement, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentisty
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