Accession Number : ADA296767

Title :   An Investigation of the Bond Strengths of Dental Porcelain Fused to Titanium.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gutierrez, Jose M., III

PDF Url : ADA296767

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : In the early part of the 18th century, Fauchard "the father of dentistry", proposed the use of porcelain for making artificial teeth. Since that time, work has never ceased on this fascinating material; and has lead to the highly sophisticated ceramics that are being used today (McLean, 1991). Over the past 25 years, the development of metal ceramic technology has lead to almost universal acceptance of metal-ceramic systems for the fabrication of fixed partial dentures (Campbell, 1989). Biological concerns over existing restorative metal alloys have led researchers to study titanium as an alternate due to its biocompatibility. Titanium is a key metal used by high technology industries, as well as dentistry. Titanium plays a major role in the replacement of the root portion of a tooth; but, also in the replacement of the coronal portion of the tooth (Chance, 1992).

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC COATINGS, *DENTISTRY, *TEETH, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), BONDED JOINTS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE