Fractographic analyses of zirconia-based fixed partial dentures

Taskonak B., Yan J., Mecholsky J. J., Sertgoez A., Kocak A.

DENTAL MATERIALS, vol.24, no.8, pp.1077-1082, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/
  • Journal Name: DENTAL MATERIALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1077-1082
  • Keywords: dental ceramic, fracture surface analysis, fractography, zirconia, fracture mechanics, FRACTURE-SURFACE-ANALYSIS, MACHINING PROCESS DCM, DENTAL CERAMICS, CONNECTOR DESIGN, BRIDGES, CRACK
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


Objectives. Advances in ceramic processing techniques enable clinicians and ceramists to fabricate all-ceramic fixed partial dentures (FPDs) for posterior regions using high-strength yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (Y-TZP). However, failures occur in ceramic FPDs due to their design. The objectives of this study were to determine the site of crack initiation and the causes of fracture in clinically failed zirconia-based ceramic FPDs.