CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIA DE RECURSOS MINERALES Y CERAMICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Mechanical properties and aging behaviour of Y-TZP with 64S bioglass additions for dental restorations
ALBANO, MARÍA P.; SOUBELET, CLARA G.
ADVANCES IN APPLIED CERAMICS
Año: 2019 vol. 118 p. 329 - 339
Yttria-partially stabilised zirconia (Y-TZP) of 3 mol-% with 5.4, 10.5 and 19.9 vol.-% 64S bioglass compacts was sintered at 1300?1500°C. The influence of 64S content and sintering temperature on the mechanical properties and aging behaviour of Y-TZP ceramics were studied. Among YTZP ceramics with 64S additions, maximum hardness and flexural strength values were found for Y-TZP with 10.5 vol.-% 64S at 1400°C. Y-TZP with 19.9 vol.-% 64S at 1500°C presented the highest fracture toughness; crack deflection and pinning by ZrSiO4 particles combined with zirconia microcracking contributed to the fracture toughness. Y-TZP at 1500°C was extremely susceptible to hydrothermal degradation and its flexural strength markedly decreased after aging. On the contrary, Y-TZP with 10.5 vol.-% 64S at 1400°C remained almost unaltered; it maintained its flexural strength at a high level during aging, becoming the most promising ceramic in terms of mechanical properties and aging behaviour.