Mechanical properties and repair bond strength of polymer-based CAD/CAM restorative materials
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CitationŞişmanoğlu, S., Tuğçe Gürcan, A., Yıldırım Bilmez, Z. ve Gümüştaş, B. (2021). Mechanical properties and repair bond strength of polymer-based CAD/CAM restorative materials. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 18(2), 312-318. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijac.13653
Information on the mechanical properties and repairability of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) blocks is scarce. Five CAD/CAM blocks with similar indications were evaluated, including four resin nanoceramics, one polymer-infiltrated ceramic network (PICN), and one feldspathic ceramic. CAD/CAM blocks were sectioned into 4 mm x 1.2 mm x 13 mm bars for flexural strength (FS), and 4 mm thick blocks were prepared for elastic modulus (EM), nanohardness (NH), and microshear bond strength (mu SBS) testing. FS of the CAD/CAM blocks was determined using a three-point bending test, whereas EM and NH values were measured using a nanoindenter. The reparability of the tested block materials was determined by the mu SBS test. One-way ANOVA was conducted for FS, EM, NH, and mu SBS followed by Tukey's pairwise comparison (alpha < 0.05). FS ranged from 115 to 207 MPa, EM from 8.21 to 44 GPa, NH from 0.76 to 7.24, and mu SBS from 24.9 to 30.6 MPa. The findings of the present study revealed that resin nanoceramic blocks exhibited higher FS values than PICN and feldspathic ceramic, and they have acceptable mechanical properties for the fabrication of single-unit restorations according to the ISO 6872:2008. Furthermore, all CAD/CAM blocks tested can be successfully repaired regarding their recommended repair protocol.