Sequential usage of diamond bur for CAD/CAM milling: Effect on the roughness, topography and fatigue strength of lithium disilicate glass ceramic.

Author(s) Madruga, C.Ferreira L.; Bueno, M.Galvão; Dal Piva, A.Maria de O.; Prochnow, C.; Pereira, G.Kalil Roch; Bottino, M.Antonio; Valandro, L.Felipe; de Melo, R.Marques
Journal J Mech Behav Biomed Mater
Date Published 2019 Mar

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of sequential usage (milling order) of CAD/CAM diamond burs on the surface roughness, topography and fatigue performance of a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. Seventy-two (72) ceramic discs (Ø= 13.5 mm; thickness= 1.2 mm; IPS e.max CAD) were milled using four pairs of burs and allocated into three groups (n = 24) according to the milling sequence: 1 through 6 (1-6), 7 through 12 (7-12), and 13 through 18 (13-18). The burs were evaluated under SEM at the different milling stages to depict any degradation generated by the milling sequence. Fatigue performance was assessed by a stepwise approach (initial strength of 20 MPa for 5000 cycles; incremental steps of 20 MPa for 20,000 cycles each until fracture; frequency of 20 Hz) using the ISO 6872:2015 recommendation for piston-on-three-balls biaxial flexure strength tests. Surface roughness, topography analysis and fractography of the failed discs were also performed. Survival analysis (Kaplan-Meier and Mantel-Cox post hoc test) showed that the milling sequence had no effect on the fatigue strength (190 - 201 MPa) or the number of cycles until fracture (174,958 - 180,087 cycles). Ceramic topography and roughness (Ra, Rz and RSm parameters) were similar among the groups, even though SEM analysis depicted CAD/CAM diamond burs degraded over time. Fractography evidenced all failures starting from surface defects introduced by milling at the samples' tensile side. The sequential usage of CAD/CAM diamond burs (milling order) does not affect the lithium disilicate surface roughness, topography or fatigue performance.

DOI 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.12.037
ISSN 1878-0180
Citation J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2019;91:326334.

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