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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
December 1992
Volume 23 , Issue 12

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Resistance to fracture of ceramic jacket crowns

Passi/Girardello/Vesentini

Pages: 845-847
PMID: 1305303

The resistance to fracture of jacket crowns, fabricated of cast glass-ceramic and five traditional ceramics, was evaluated. Four identical jacket crowns of each type were constructed on absolutely equal dental abutments in epoxy resin, obtained from a primary mandibular molar. An increasing load was then applied to the mesiobuccal cusp of each of the 24 crowns. Although the glass-ceramic proved to have the highest fracture resistance, it was not significantly stronger than three other traditional ceramics; neither did it seem to be suitable for constructing jacket crowns on posterior teeth.

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