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Evaluation of the Effect of recasting Nickel–chromium Base Metal Alloy on the Metal–ceramic Bond Strength: An in vitro Study

T Meenakshi, Munagapati Bharathi

Citation Information : Meenakshi T, Bharathi M. Evaluation of the Effect of recasting Nickel–chromium Base Metal Alloy on the Metal–ceramic Bond Strength: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (9):837-841.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2136

Published Online: 01-03-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of recasting base metal alloy on the metal–ceramic bond strength.

Materials and methods

A total of 60 test samples were prepared from new and recast nickel–chromium alloy and divided into six groups. In group A0, test samples were prepared from 100% new alloy. Groups A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5 were prepared from 50% new alloy and 50% casting remnants (sprue and buttons) of the previous group by weight. All these samples were coated with ceramic (IPS d.SIGN and Ivoclar-Vivadent), and samples were then subjected to three-point bending test to evaluate metal–ceramic bond strength.


The values were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and Tukey's post hoc test. The mean bond strength of group A0 was higher than that of groups A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5.


Metal–ceramic bond strength decreased significantly with multiple recastings.

Clinical significance

Bond strength between metal and ceramic is a crucial factor for the clinical performance of metal–ceramic restorations. Recasting of alloys may affect the metal oxide layer composition and thickness of metal–ceramic interface, and thereby the metal–ceramic bond.

How to cite this article

Meenakshi T, Bharathi M, Komala J. Evaluation of the Effect of recasting Nickel–chromium Base Metal Alloy on the Metal–ceramic Bond Strength: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(9):837-841.

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