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Mechanical and biocompatible properties of polymer-infiltrated- ceramic-network materials for dental restoration

Bencang CUIaRanran ZHANGaFengbo SUNaQian DINGbYuanhua LINa( )Lei ZHANGbCewen NANa
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Department of Prosthodontics, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Peking University, Beijing 100081, China
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Dental restorative materials with high mechanical properties and biocompatible performances are promising. In this work, polymer-infiltrated-ceramic-network materials (PICNs) were fabricated via infiltrating polymerizable monomers into porous ceramic networks and incorporated with hydroxyapatite nano-powders. Our results revealed that the flexural strength can be enhanced up to 157.32 MPa, and elastic modulus and Vickers hardness can be achieved up to 19.4 and 1.31 GPa, respectively, which are comparable with the commercial computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) blocks. Additionally, the adhesion and spreading of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (rBMSCs) on the surface of such materials can be improved by adding hydroxyapatite, which results in good biocompatibility. Such PICNs are potential applicants for their application in the dental restoration.


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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
Pages 123-128
Cite this article:
CUI B, ZHANG R, SUN F, et al. Mechanical and biocompatible properties of polymer-infiltrated- ceramic-network materials for dental restoration. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2020, 9(1): 123-128.








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Received: 11 April 2019
Revised: 26 May 2019
Accepted: 08 June 2019
Published: 05 February 2020
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