Clinical Performance of All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
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Purpose of Review
The study aims to assess the current scientific evidence on the clinical performance of all-ceramic dental restorations.
Silica-based and oxide-based ceramics provide esthetic treatment alternatives but rely on proper case selection and handling. Clinical long-term success rates are generally high for both tooth-supported and implant-supported restorations. Due to limited flexural strength and high brittleness, silica-based ceramics are limited in respect to clinical indications and their success greatly depends on resin bonding for final insertion. High-strength oxide-based ceramics can be inserted with conventional cements and reveal high success rates. More recently developed materials, such as resin matrix ceramics, zirconia-reinforced silicate ceramics, and monolithic translucent zirconia, reveal promising properties in the laboratory. However, they lack scientific validation through long-term clinical trials.
Established silica-based and oxide-based ceramic materials demonstrate high long-term clinical survival rates; however, recently developed ceramics need further assessment.
KeywordsDental ceramics Dental restorations Clinical longevity Clinical application
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