Removal of Modern Ceramics

Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2017 May;38(5):326-333.


With the overwhelming acceptance of lithium disilicate and zirconia, the frequency with which dentists have to remove these materials is increasing, and this can be difficult. Proper cement usage for full-coverage crowns with preparations that have retention and resistance can be helpful if in the future the restoration needs to be removed. When removing these modern materials, bur and laser techniques are both effective means, with each having specific benefits. Materials selection and preparation design are vital when considering areas of risk each patient exhibits and the potential need for removal.

MeSH terms

  • Ceramics* / chemistry
  • Crowns*
  • Dental Cements / chemistry
  • Dental Materials*
  • Dental Porcelain*
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Humans
  • Lasers*
  • Zirconium*


  • Dental Cements
  • Dental Materials
  • lithia disilicate
  • Dental Porcelain
  • Zirconium
  • zirconium oxide