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dc.contributor.advisorMack, Florian
dc.contributor.authorNawafleh, Noor Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-28T05:49:35Z
dc.date.available2019-03-28T05:49:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366256
dc.description.abstractRestoring the masticatory function requires a strong restoration which can withstand the masticatory load and survive other challenging conditions in the oral cavity. Historically, several materials were proposed to restore aesthetic and function of the missing teeth such as ivory, bones or even natural teeth obtained from human donors. Since the 1960s, metal ceramic technology has been a very successful application to replace missing tooth/teeth. However, aesthetic and biocompatibility disadvantages of the metal ceramics encouraged the development of strong and competitive metal-free restorations. Several all-ceramic systems are available in today’s market. These systems differ in their mechanical and aesthetic capabilities, with the zirconia-based and lithium disilicate restorations appear to be the most popular. A considerable amount of dental ceramic research worldwide is directed toward zirconia because of its impressive mechanical properties. However, zirconia restorations are known to have unpleasing aesthetic and high rate of veneer chipping. On the contrary, the unique properties of lithium disilicate of combining high strength and superior aesthetic make it an attractive material for research and development.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsDental crownsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsZirconia-based restorationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLithium disilicate restorationsen_US
dc.titleDisilicate Crowns in Simulated Oral Environment: The Effect of Tooth Preparation, Crown's Structure and Core/Veneer Thickness Ratioen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1494898965092en_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Dentistry and Oral Healthen_US
gro.griffith.authorNawafleh, Noor A.


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