Performance of zirconia for dental healthcare

Nelson R.F.A. Silva, Irena Sailer, Yu Zhang, Paulo G. Coelho, Petra C. Guess, Anja Zembic, Ralf J. Kohal

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The positive results of the performance of zirconia for orthopedics devices have led the dental community to explore possible esthetical and mechanical outcomes using this material. However, questions regarding long-term results have opened strong and controversial discussions regarding the utilization of zirconia as a substitute for alloys for restorations and implants. This narrative review presents the current knowledge on zirconia utilized for dental restorations, oral implant components, and zirconia oral implants, and also addresses laboratory tests and developments, clinical performance, and possible future trends of this material for dental healthcare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-896
Number of pages34
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Clinical performance
  • Dental restorations
  • Laboratory tests
  • Oral implants
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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