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A Garbout, M Férid
Considering the features in changing the structure and properties of rare earth titanates pyrochlores, the substituted Dy2 Ti2 O7 may be very attractive for various applications. Effect of Sm and Y substitution on the structural properties of Dy2 Ti2 O7 ceramic was established. These ceramics were prepared by solid-state reaction and characterized by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Both analysis show that YDyTi2 O7 with the pyrochlore structure is obtained after heating at 1400°C, but SmDyTi2 O7 has already formed after sintering at 1200°C...
March 10, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Daniel Rettenwander, Reinhard Wagner, Andreas Reyer, Maximilian Bonta, Lei Cheng, Marca M Doeff, Andreas Limbeck, Martin Wilkening, Georg Amthauer
The interface stability versus Li represents a major challenge in the development of next-generation all-solid-state batteries (ASSB), which take advantage of the inherently safe ceramic electrolytes. Cubic Li7 La3 Zr2 O12 garnets represent the most promising electrolytes for this technology. The high interfacial impedance versus Li is, however, still a bottleneck toward future devices. Herein, we studied the electrochemical performance of Fe3+ -stabilized Li7 La3 Zr2 O12 (LLZO:Fe) versus Li metal and found a very high total conductivity of 1...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
Stefanie Amend, Roland Frankenberger, Susanne Lücker, Eugen Domann, Norbert Krämer
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to establish Lactobacillus casei in a completely automated Streptococcus mutans-based artificial mouth model and to investigate secondary caries inhibiting properties of glass ionomer cements / resin composite groups in vitro. METHODS: Sixty extracted, caries-free human third molars were used for preparation of standardized class-V-cavities. Specimens were restored with a resin-modified (Photac Fil; PF) as well as a conventional glass ionomer cement (Ketac Molar; KM) and one resin composite bonded with and without conduction of etch-and-rinse technique (Prime&Bond NT, Ceram X mono; C+ERT, C)...
March 12, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
Jun Liu, Ping Zhen, Sheng-Hu Zhou, Qi Tian, Hui Chen, Wei Wang, Xiao-le He, Xu-Sheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the manipulation technique and clinical outcome of Tri-Lock bone preservation stem for acetabular protrusion combined with shorten defect of femoral head and neck. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, 10 patients(12 hips) with acetabular protrusion combined with shorten defect of femoral head and neck were treated with total hip arthroplasty(THA) including 5 males and 5 female with an average age of(51.6±3.0) years old ranging from 42...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jing-Yang Sun, Yong-Gang Zhou, Yin-Qiao Du, Shang Piao, Sen Wang, Zhi-Sen Gao, Wen-Ming Wu, Hai-Yang Ma
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of ceramic on ceramic total hip arthroplasty(THA)in Crowe IV developmental dysplasia of the hip(DDH). METHODS: From April 2008 to December 2015, 137 hips of 111 Crowe IV DDH patients received THA using Forte or Delta ceramic on ceramic by one senior surgeon, which consists of 85 unilateral hips and 26 bilateral hips. The average age of the patients was(38.88±10.83) years old ranging from 18 to 68 years old. The mean follow-up was(41...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Amo Dal Piva, Lpc Contreras, F C Ribeiro, L C Anami, Sea Camargo, Aoc Jorge, M A Bottino
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the morphology, biofilm formation, and viability of human gingival fibroblasts in contact with two monolithic ceramics after two different finishing techniques: polishing or glazing. For this, 92 blocks (4.5 × 4.5 × 1.5 mm) of each ceramic were made using high translucency zirconia partially stabilized by yttrium (YZHT) and lithium silicate reinforced by zirconium (ZLS). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Blocks were sintered and then divided into glazing (g) or polishing (p) surface finish...
March 13, 2018: Operative Dentistry
M Demirci, S Tuncer, H S Sancakli, N Tekçe, C Baydemir
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a nanofilled and a nanohybrid composite, in combination with manufacturer-recommended etch-and-rinse adhesives, in class IV cavities. Thirty-four patients aged 14-46 years (mean age, 27.1 years) comprised the study group. Twenty-six patients received two class IV restorations and eight patients received four class IV restorations. For each patient, half the number of restorations were performed using a nanohybrid composite (Ceram X duo) and the remaining half used a nanofilled resin composite (Filtek Supreme XT), with two- (XP Bond) and three-step (Scotchbond Multipurpose) etch-and-rinse adhesives, respectively...
March 13, 2018: Operative Dentistry
Katarzyna Walczak, Heike Meißner, Ursula Range, Andreas Sakkas, Klaus Boening, Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Ioannis Konstantinidis
PURPOSE: The aging of zirconia ceramics (Y-TZP) is associated with tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation. This change in microstructure may affect the optical properties of the ceramic. This study examines the effect of aging on the translucency of different zirconia materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 disc-shaped specimens were fabricated from four zirconia materials: Cercon ht white, BruxZir Solid Zirconia, Zenostar T0, Lava Plus (n = 30 per group). Accelerated aging was performed in a steam autoclave (134°C, 0...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Irena Sailer, Asgeir G Asgeirsson, Daniel S Thoma, Vincent Fehmer, Thor Aspelund, Mutlu Özcan, Bjarni E Pjetursson
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge regarding the strength of zirconia abutments with internal and external implant abutment connections and zirconia abutments supported by a titanium resin base (Variobase, Straumann) for narrow diameter implants. OBJECTIVES: To compare the fracture strength of narrow diameter abutments with different types of implant abutment connections after chewing simulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hundred and twenty identical customized abutments with different materials and implant abutment connections were fabricated for five groups: 1-piece zirconia abutment with internal connection (T1, Cares-abutment-Straumann BL-NC implant, Straumann Switzerland), 1-piece zirconia abutment with external hex connection (T2, Procera abutment-Branemark NP implant, Nobel Biocare, Sweden), 2-piece zirconia abutments with metallic insert for internal connection (T3, Procera abutment-Replace NP implant, Nobel Biocare), 2-piece zirconia abutment on titanium resin base (T4, LavaPlus abutment-VarioBase-Straumann BL-NC implant, 3M ESPE, Germany) and 1-piece titanium abutment with internal connection (C, Cares-abutment-Straumann BL-NC implant, Straumann, Switzerland)...
March 11, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Natalia Alfaro, María Fdz-Polanco, Fernando Fdz-Polanco, Israel Díaz
The performance of a pilot ceramic membrane bioreactor for the bioconversion of H2 and CO2 to bioCH4 was evaluated in thermophilic conditions. The loading rate was between 10 and 30 m3  H2 /m3 reactor  d and the system transformed 95% of H2 fed. The highest methane yield found was 0.22 m3  CH4 /m3  H2 , close to the maximum stoichiometric value (0.25 m3  CH4 /m3  H2 ) thus indicating that archaeas employed almost all H2 transferred to produce CH4 . kL a value of 268 h-1 was reached at 30 m3  H2 /m3 reactor  d...
February 23, 2018: Bioresource Technology
Bilal Mourshed, Abdulaziz Samran, Amal Alfagih, Ahalm Samran, Saleem Abdulrab, Matthias Kern
PURPOSE: This review evaluated the survival rate of single retainer anterior resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) to determine whether the choice of material affects their clinical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search of the English peer-reviewed dental literature in PubMed was conducted to identify all publications reporting on cantilever RBFDPs until May 2016. Study information extraction and methodological quality assessments were accomplished by two reviewers independently...
March 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Zhaoxi Chen, James Townsend, Pavel Aprelev, Yu Gu, Ruslan Burtovyy, Igor Luzinov, Konstantin G Kornev, Fei Peng
Addressing the challenge of making ceramic thin films with the in-plane-oriented nanorods, we propose to decorate the nanorods with magnetic nanoparticles and orient them using the external magnetic field. As an illustration, the mullite thin films with embedded and oriented SiC nanorods were synthesized. The SiC nanorods were decorated with the Fe3O4 nanoparticles. A two-step processing route was developed when the nanorods are first oriented in a sacrificial polymer layer. Then, the polymer film with the aligned nanorods was removed by heat-treatment...
March 9, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Amanda M O Dal Piva, Ronaldo L A Carvalho, Aline L Lima, Marco A Bottino, Renata M Melo, Luiz Felipe Valandro
This study evaluated the influence of silica coating, primer type and its heat treatment on bond strength durability between resin cement and an yttrium-stabilized polycrystalline tetragonal zirconia (Y-TZP). Eighty (80) Y-TZP blocks were allocated into 16 groups considering four factors: silica coating (without and with); type of primer (RelyX Ceramic Primer, a silane-based primer; Single Bond Universal, a universal MDP-based primer); heat treatment of the primer (without and with); aging (without and with)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Maren Teichmann, Anna Lena Wienert, Marcia Rückbeil, Volker Weber, Stefan Wolfart, Daniel Edelhoff
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the clinical long-term outcome of 3- to 6-unit fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) made of hot isostatic pressed (HIP) zirconia frameworks, veneered with a synthetic sintering glass-ceramic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 27 different restorations were cemented in 21 patients. FDPs were examined with regard to biological and technical complications/failures. Additionally, clinical quality was assessed based on (i) the California Dental Association (CDA) criteria, (ii) the patient's viewpoint according to Hickel, and (iii) periodontal parameters...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Qi Su, Qiquan Quan, Jie Deng, Hongpeng Yu
Inspired by a way of rowing, a new piezoelectric driving quadruped micro-robot operating in bending-bending hybrid vibration modes was proposed and tested in this work. The robot consisted of a steel base, four steel connecting pins and four similar driving legs, and all legs were bonded by four piezoelectric ceramic plates. The driving principle is discussed, which is based on the hybrid of first order vertical bending and first order horizontal bending vibrations. The bending-bending hybrid vibration modes motivated the driving foot to form an elliptical trajectory in space...
March 7, 2018: Sensors
R Agustín-Panadero, B Serra-Pastor, A Fons-Font, M F Solá-Ruíz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical behavior of one-piece complete-coverage crowns and fixed partial dentures (FPDs) on teeth with vertical preparation without finish line biologically oriented preparation technique (BOPT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective study included 52 patients requiring treatment with restorations in the esthetic region: 74 crowns and 27 FPDs. The sample included a total of 149 teeth that were prepared vertically without finish line...
March 7, 2018: Operative Dentistry
Hugo Cezar Nogueira Alvim, Laís Regiane da Silva-Concílio, José Renato Cavalcanti de Queiroz, Marina Amaral, Rafael Pino Vitti, Ana Christina Claro Neves
The aim of this study was to evaluate the bond strength between an yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) ceramic and a luting agent when submitted to plasma etching surface treatment before and after thermocycling (TC) with 3000 cycles of 5°C-55°C. The null hypothesis was that the surface treatments and thermocycling would not influence the bond strength. A total of 160 Y-TZP ceramic blocks in 2 sizes (10 size 1 and 10 size 2 blocks in each group) were distributed into 8 groups: group C (control), no surface treatment; group C-TC, TC without prior surface treatment; group SAO, sandblasting with aluminum oxide (Al2O3); group SAO-TC, sandblasting with Al2O3 followed by TC; group SAOS, sandblasting with silica-coated Al2O3; group SAOS-TC, sandblasting with silica-coated Al2O3 followed by TC; group PE, plasma etching; and group PE-TC, plasma etching followed by TC...
March 2018: General Dentistry
Christopher Lund, Peter Guevara
Currently, there is no consensus on whether crowns fabricated via computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) need to be replaced following an endodontic procedure. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of endodontic access preparation and repair on the failure load of lithium disilicate and resin nanoceramic crowns. The hypothesis was that there would be no difference in the failure load between the intact and repaired crowns. Eighty identical mandibular CAD/CAM crowns (40 lithium disilicate glass ceramic [IPS e...
March 2018: General Dentistry
Moritz Zimmermann, Andre Valcanaia, Gisele Neiva, Albert Mehl, Dennis Fasbinder
PURPOSE: A wide variety of CAD/CAM materials are available for single-tooth restorations. CAD/CAM material characteristics are different and may influence CAM fabrication accuracy. There is no study investigating the influence of different CAD/CAM materials on the final fit of the restoration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the fit of endocrowns fabricated from different CAD/CAM materials using a new 3D evaluation method with an intraoral scanning system. The null hypothesis was that there are no significant differences for the fitting accuracy of different CAD/CAM materials...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Moustafa N Aboushelib, Hala Ragab, Mohamed Arnaot
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of different aging techniques on zirconia-composite microtensile bond strength using different surface treatments over a 5-year follow-up period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Zirconia disks received three surface treatments: airborne-particle abrasion with 50-μm aluminum oxide particles, selective infiltration etching (SIE), or fusion sputtering (FS). The specimens were bonded to pre-aged composite disks using a composite cement containing phosphate monomers (Panavia F2...
2018: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
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