Home Subscription Services
 
   

 
The International Journal of Prosthodontics
IJP Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Accepted Manuscripts
Submit
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Permissions
Advertising
MEDLINE Search
 
 
 
 
 
FacebookTwitterYouTube
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: IJP
The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

Publication:
July/August 2000
Volume 13 , Issue 4

Back
Share Abstract:

Fatigue Behavior of the Zinc-Phosphate Cement Layer

Junro Yamashita, DDS, PhD/Kazuo Takakuda, PhD/Ikumi Shiozawa, DDS, PhD/Masaaki Nagasawa, BEng/Hiroo Miyairi, PhD

Pages: 321-326
PMID: 11203649

Purpose: Fatigue behavior of luting cement film between model fixed partial dentures (FPD) and their dies was investigated to gain a better understanding of the mechanical properties of zinc-phosphate cement. Materials and Methods: Fifty-six brass dies were made, half of them with grooves and half without grooves. A cantilever FPD for each die was cast in Au-Pd-Ag alloy. Four linear strain gauges were attached to the marginal portions of each retainer. The FPDs were cemented to the dies using zinc-phosphate cement. A fatigue test machine was used to cyclically load the specimens with 50 or 100 N for 5.5 3 105 cycles (1 Hz) in 37C water. During the fatigue test, strain measurements were made after every 0.5 3 105 load cycles to discover if strain response was altered. After completion of the fatigue test, ultimate tensile strength of each specimen was measured and statistically analyzed by 2-way analysis of variance. Results: With or without grooves, strain responses were the same at every periodic strain measurement throughout the 50-N fatigue test. For the 100-N fatigue test, strain responses for the specimens without grooves were different before and after cyclic testing, but there was no difference for the specimens with grooves. There were no significant differences in tensile strength among the specimens after the fatigue tests. Conclusion: No fatigue fracture was observed in zinc-phosphate cement film after repetitive loading. Repetitive loading may improve stress transmission within the zinc-phosphate cement film.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article

 

 
Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc
 

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog