All-ceramic systems: Laboratory and clinical performance

Petra C. Guess, Stefan Schultheis, Estevam A. Bonfante, Paulo G. Coelho, Jonathan L. Ferencz, Nelson R.F.A. Silva

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Several all-ceramic systems have been developed in dentistry to meet the increased expectations of patients and dentists for highly aesthetic, biocompatible, and long-lasting restorations. However, early bulk fractures or chippings have led the research community to investigate the mechanical performance of the all-ceramic systems. This overview explores the current knowledge of monolithic and bilayer dental all-ceramic systems, addressing composition and processing mechanisms, laboratory and clinical performance, and possible future trends for all-ceramic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-352
Number of pages20
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • All-ceramic material
  • Alumina
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Guess, P. C., Schultheis, S., Bonfante, E. A., Coelho, P. G., Ferencz, J. L., & Silva, N. R. F. A. (2011). All-ceramic systems: Laboratory and clinical performance. Dental clinics of North America, 55(2), 333-352.