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|Title:||On fracture of restored teeth|
|Citation:||Key Engineering Materials, 2005; 293-294:245-251|
|Publisher:||Trans Tech Publications|
|Bill Kahler, Andrei Kotousov and Krzysztof Borkowski|
|Abstract:||The ultimate success or failure of a restored tooth is dependent on clinical management such as material choice, cavity design, bonding techniques and others. The current paper adopts a fundamental result in the linear theory of elasticity on the singular stress distribution in bi-materials wedge to analyze the choice of different materials used for the restoration of a tooth. Based on the value of the strongest singularity, different restorative materials are evaluated in terms of the susceptibility to the tooth fracture. Comparable results are reported for amalgam, gold alloys, and ceramic materials. Due to a wide variety of mechanical properties the application of resin composites could lead to better or worse fracture resistance of the restored tooth. The theoretical findings are supported by current clinical reports on longevity of restored teeth.|
|Description:||Also cited as a book chapter: Damage assessment of structures VI : DAMAS 2005 : proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2005) Gdansk, Poland, 4th to 6th July 2005 / edited by W.M. Ostachowicz ... [et al.]: pp.245-251|
|Appears in Collections:||Mechanical Engineering publications|
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