Effect of water content on the mechanical strength of dental porcelain

Yong Keun Lee, Hye Yang Park, June Sung Shim, Kyoung Nam Kim, Keun Wao Lee

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In this study, we measured the mechanical strength and fracture toughness of feldspathic dental porcelains with different water contents. The mechanical strength of the dental porcelain was measured using a three-point bending test; the fracture toughness of the dental porcelain was measured by a Vickers indentation method. An increased water content was found to decrease both the strength and toughness. This is probably due to easier crack formation or perhaps to a slightly higher crystallinity of the leucite material. We expected and found that it was necessary to study this phenomenon to overcome the failure of feldspathic dental porcelains during refiring after a temporary cementation in the mouth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventGlass Science for High Technology. 16th University Conference - Troy, NY, United States
Duration: 2004 Aug 132004 Aug 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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