Can material properties predict survival of all-ceramic posterior crowns?

Dianne Rekow, Y. Zhang, Van Thompson

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Increasingly strong all-ceramic materials have been introduced often with great fanfare and promise for long-term clinical performance. However, especially on posterior teeth, performance has been less than anticipated. This article reviews failure rates and modes of all-ceramic crowns and addresses the question of whether material properties can accurately predict clinical survival. Guidelines for selecting new and existing ceramics are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-368; quiz 369, 386
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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