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. 1993;34-40.

Advances and Current Research in Ceramic Restorative Materials

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Advances and Current Research in Ceramic Restorative Materials

D Nathanson et al. Curr Opin Cosmet Dent. .


Ceramics are currently the most widely used material for veneering crowns and bridges. Newer applications, such as bonded inlays, onlays, and veneers, are steadily gaining in popularity. A new generation of metal-free, all-ceramic systems for crowns became available during the 1980s. More recently, other all-ceramic systems with improved mechanical properties affording a variety of uses have been introduced. Also, a computer-assisted design-computer-assisted manufacture method of fabricating ceramic inlays has become a routine treatment entity with favorable 5-year clinical data. Research is leading to a better understanding of conventional ceramic systems as well as providing information on laboratory manipulation and clinical methodology for optimal results.

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