Dental Ceramics for Restoration and Metal Veneering

Yu Zhang, J. Robert Kelly

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A survey of the development of dental ceramics is presented to provide a better understanding of the rationale behind the development and clinical indications of each class of ceramic material. Knowledge of the composition, microstructure, and properties of a material is critical for selecting the right material for specific applications. The key to successful ceramic restorations rests on material selection, manufacturing technique, and restoration design, including the balancing of several factors such as residual stresses, tooth contact conditions, tooth size and shape, elastic modulus of the adhesives and tooth structure, and surface state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)797-819
Number of pages23
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2017


  • All-ceramic restorations
  • Ceramic-polymer interpenetrating network
  • Dental ceramics
  • Glass-ceramics
  • Metal-ceramic restorations
  • Porcelain
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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