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Dent Clin North Am. 2004 Apr;48(2):viii, 513-30.

Dental ceramics: current thinking and trends.

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Dental Clinical Research Center, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030, USA. kelly@nso1.uchc.edu

Abstract

Dental ceramics are presented within a simplifying framework allowing for understanding of their composition and development. The meaning of strength and details of the fracture process are explored, and recommendations are given regarding making structural comparisons among ceramics. Assessment of clinical survival data is dealt with, and literature is reviewed on the clinical behavior of metal-ceramic and all-ceramic systems. Practical aspects are presented regarding the choice and use of dental ceramics.

PMID:
15172614
DOI:
10.1016/j.cden.2004.01.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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