Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Oral Biology, MS
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
IPS e.max CAD; translucency; thickness; shade; porcelain
IPS e.max is a very esthetic lithium disilicate used in dental ceramics. Unfortunately, it can unintentionally change color after cementation with resin cements. The purpose of this study is to better understand how combining thickness and translucency affects the post-cementation shade of IPS e.max CAD overlaying a dark substrate, thereby enabling clinicians to choose more appropriate techniques and materials. IPS e.max CADs (A1 shade) had either a low translucency (LT) or high translucency (HT), and cut with 0.3mm, 0.5mm, and 1.0mm thicknesses. Each sample overlaid a resin cement and dark substrate, a spectrophotometer helped derive the color difference (ΔE*ab), and a 2-way ANOVA (p3.3) shade changes.
Alena, Peter F., "Effect of porcelain thickness and translucency on the final shade of IPS e.max CAD overlaying a dark substrate." (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2912.