Dental ceramics: An update

J Conserv Dent. 2010 Oct;13(4):195-203. doi: 10.4103/0972-0707.73379.


In the last few decades, there have been tremendous advances in the mechanical properties and methods of fabrication of ceramic materials. While porcelain-based materials are still a major component of the market, there have been moves to replace metal ceramics systems with all ceramic systems. Advances in bonding techniques have increased the range and scope for use of ceramics in dentistry. In this brief review, we will discuss advances in ceramic materials and fabrication techniques. Examples of the microstructure property relationships for these ceramic materials will also be addressed.

Keywords: CADCAM; Ceramics; zirconia.