Edge chipping test in dentistry: A comprehensive review

Suzane Boa Nova Brandeburski, Marina Lermenn Vidal, Kaue Collares, Yu Zhang, Alvaro Della Bona

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Objective: Literature on edge chipping test applied to dental materials and structures has been systematically reviewed with regard to the evaluation methods and parameters used. Data: A systematic search of the literature retrieved 3484 relevant studies. After removing duplicates, 1848 records were screened by titles and abstracts and 1797 were excluded; 51 papers were assessed full text for eligibility. Twenty papers were included in this study and they were organized according to the dental materials and structures tested as follows: 2 studies on human tooth, 9 on dental ceramics, 5 on polymer-based composites, and 4 studies evaluated both ceramic and polymer-based materials. Sources: MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases were searched up to June 2019 without restriction on date and language. Study selection: In vitro studies using edge chipping test on dental materials and structures were included. Conclusions: Different methods have been used for edge chipping test, regardless of reported parameters. There is significant evidence that edge chipping test is a relevant approach to predict chipping behavior of dental materials and tooth tissues because chips produced from most edge chipping studies are similar to clinically reported chipping failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e74-e84
JournalDental Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2020


  • Dental materials
  • Edge chipping
  • Fracture resistance
  • Restorations
  • Teeth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Dentistry
  • Mechanics of Materials


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