Acta Med. 2007, 50: 105-107

Contemporary All-ceramic Systems – Part 2

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

Current all-ceramic materials offer a accepted level of fracture resistance, fit and aesthetics. High fracture resistance recommends it to be a material to support fixed partial denture (FPD) in a stress bearing area with clinical success. This part of the present literature review covers the success rate, selection criteria of all ceramic systems, cementation technique, finishing and polishing. In vitro and in vivo studies of new high strength ceramics were well documented. Data suggest that single crowns in the anterior and posterior region are more predictable than bridges. Well-studied longterm success rate for FPDs are very limited.


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