Novel Glass-Ceramics for Dental Restorations
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Pollington S. Novel Glass-Ceramics for Dental Restorations. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (1):60-67.
Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
There are many different ceramic systems available on the market for dental restorations. Glass-ceramics are a popular choice due to their excellent esthetics and ability to bond to tooth structure allowing a more conservative approach. However, at present, these materials have insufficient strength to be used reliably in posterior regions of the mouth.
The aim of this review article is to discuss the types of novel glass-ceramic currently be investigated including composition, microstructure and properties.
Current research in glass-ceramics focuses on the quest for a highly esthetic material along with sufficient strength to enable crowns and bridgework to be reliably placed in these areas.
There is a gap in the market for a machinable resin bonded glass-ceramic with sufficient strength as well as excellent esthetics.
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