Effect of Diamondlike Carbon Coating on Reliability of Implant-Supported Crowns

Ronaldo Hirata, Lucas Machado, Estevam Bonfante, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Imazato, Paulo Coelho
  • The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, July 2015, Quintessence Publishing
  • DOI: 10.11607/jomi.3750

Effect of Diamondlike Carbon Coating on Reliability of Implant-Supported Crowns

What is it about?

To evaluate the effect of diamondlike carbon (DLC) coating on abutments and/or abutment screws on the reliability, characteristic strength, and Weibull modulus of implant-supported single crowns.

Why is it important?

Characteristic strength values were not different among groups; neither was reliability. However, an increase in Weibull modulus (indicating low variability of the results) was observed with DLC coating of abutment or screw or both.

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