Acta Med. 2007, 50: 101-104

Contemporary All-ceramic Materials – Part 1

Shriharsha Pilathadka, Dagmar Vahalová

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Králové, Department of Prosthodontics, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Received December 1, 2006
Accepted April 1, 2007

Over the past 35 years, multiple types of all-ceramic materials have been introduced as an ideal alternative for metal-fused to ceramic. This review covers state-of-the-art development of all-ceramic systems in terms of history, material composition, fabrication technologies, and structural and strength properties. These materials are proved to be ideal in terms of mechanical properties and biocompatibility, making metal-free ceramic restorations a realistic clinical alternative for conventional metal-fused-to ceramic.


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