• Zirconia in dentistry
  • Monaco, Carlo <1967>


  • ING-IND/22 Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali


  • The above factors emphasize the scope of this thesis for further investigations on zirconia, the improvement of all-ceramic zirconia restorations, and especially the interaction of zirconia and veneering and its influence on the performance of the whole restoration. The introduction, chapter 1, gave a literature overview on zirconia ceramics. In chapter 2, the objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of abrading before and after sintering using alumina-based abrasives on the surface of yttria-tetragonal zirconia polycrystals. Particular attention was paid to the amount of surface stress–assisted phase transformation (tetragonal→monoclinic) and the presence of microcracks. Chapter 3 is based on the idea that the conventional sintering techniques for zirconia based materials, which are commonly used in dental reconstruction, may not provide a uniform heating, with consequent generation of microstructural flaws in the final component. As a consequence of the sintering system, using microwave heating, may represent a viable alternative. The purpose of the study was to compare the dimensional variations and physical and microstructural characteristics of commercial zirconia (Y-TZP), used as a dental restoration material, sintered in conventional and microwave furnaces. Chapter 4 described the effect of sandblasting before and after sintering on the surface roughness of zirconia and the microtensile bond strength of a pressable veneering ceramic to zirconia.


  • 2013-05-14


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Monaco, Carlo (2013) Zirconia in dentistry, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum UniversitĂ  di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria dei materiali , 25 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/5956.