Surface Engineering of Dental Tools with Diamond for Improved Life and Performance

Ahmed, Waqar, Sein, H.b, Jackson, M.c , Rego, C.b, Hassan, I.U.d, Subramani, K.e and Yazdani, J.f (2012) Surface Engineering of Dental Tools with Diamond for Improved Life and Performance. Elsevier Inc., pp. 239-272. ISBN 9781455778621

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This chapter discusses use of diamond with dental tools for improving the life and performance of these tools. The teeth reside in a harsh environment and get worn and damaged through prolonged use. In order to repair damage, add fillings, and implants, a wide range of dental burs are employed by dentists and dental technicians. This chapter discusses about these tools and the techniques that can be used to improve their life and performance. The chapter also discusses chemical vapor deposition of diamond films onto dental burs. This chapter examines hot filament CVD (HFCVD) process for diamond deposition onto the burs. The effects of process parameters on the properties of diamond films and performance of diamond coated and untreated dental burs, such as wear and lifetime, is investigated. In the studies conducted, the uncoated WC-Co burs displayed flank wear along the cutting edge of the bur. The areas of flank wear were investigated at the cutting edge of the dental bur. The investigations demonstrated that HFCVD coated burs give superior performance and reduced wear compared to uncoated and conventional burs. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Keywords:Dental, Surface Engineering
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F200 Materials Science
J Technologies > J510 Materials Technology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Mathematics and Physics
ID Code:27159
Deposited On:22 Oct 2018 14:21

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