This in vitro study compared the load necessary to cause porcelain bond failure on porcelain covering the labial and palatal surfaces compared with porcelain covering only labial surface in metal ceramic crowns of maxillary anterior teeth. 30 metal ceramic crowns for maxillary central incisor tooth were fabricated in two groups (Groups A and Group B) (15 samples in each group). In group A, palatal ceramo-metal junction was placed at cervical 1/5th of palatal surface. In Group B the palatal ceramo-metal junction was placed at palato incisal line angle and these crowns were subjected to load using Instron testing machine. Mean failure load for group A is statistically highly significant than Group B. (P value = 0.0025). But both these values are higher than the reported mean maximal incising forces.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research|
|Publication status||Published - 01-04-2001|
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