Effect of Clinical Sandblasting on the Surface Roughness of Zirconia Cores for all Ceramic Crowns and their Fracture Resistance after the Addition of Repair.


  • Mohammed Thamir Yassin University of Sulaimani, college of Dentistry.
  • Shatha Abdullah Salih Department of Conservative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.




Aluminum-oxide, Intra-oral repair, Sandblasting, Silica, Surface Roughness, Zirconia


Objective: This in vitro study aims to evaluate the effect of clinical sandblasting with 50 μm aluminum oxide and 30 μm silica-coated particles on the surface roughness of zirconia cores and
the subsequent effect on their fracture resistance after veneering with composite using a specific repair kit.
Materials and Methods: Zirconia cores (n=21) were digitally designed and milled from ZirCAD
LT B1 (IPS e.max® ZirCAD ) blocks using arum 5x-300 Pro (ARUM DENTISTRY). These cores were
randomly divided into three groups: Group A: n=8, sandblasted with 50 μm aluminum oxide,
and veneered with packable Z350 composite. Group B: n=8, sandblasted with 30 μm silicacoated particles and veneered with packable Z350 composite. Group C: control group (n=5),
sandblasted in the laboratory with 110 μm aluminum oxide and veneered with porcelain
(Vintage Zr PRO - SHOFU Dental GmbH). All the specimens were tested for surface roughness by
the TAYLOR-HOBSON profilometer. After adding veneering material, all the specimens were
subjected to a fracture resistance test through a universal testing machine.
Results: One-way ANOVA test showed a significantly higher surface roughness in group B compared to group A. Fracture resistance values showed no significant difference between all the
Conclusion: Silica-coated particles produced higher surface roughness than aluminum oxide
alone. The fracture resistance values of all the groups were above the acceptable clinical limit.


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Yassin MT, Salih SA. Effect of Clinical Sandblasting on the Surface Roughness of Zirconia Cores for all Ceramic Crowns and their Fracture Resistance after the Addition of Repair. EDJ [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Mar. 5];6(2):193-202. Available from: https://edj.hmu.edu.krd/index.php/journal/article/view/238



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