Demand for advanced full-contour all-ceramic crowns and bridges is growing.
The reliability of zirconia milling material is dependent on manufacturing and processing protocols.
By using color ions, zirconia can be shaded while minimizing light scattering, which helps maintain translucency for esthetics, flexural strength, and fracture toughness.
The growing popularity of zirconia as an indirect restorative material has resulted in a wide variety of available zirconia discs and blocks. The reliability of this material, however, is dependent on manufacturing and processing protocols. Therefore, clinicians should be informed about the source of the material and the various factors that can affect the success of a restoration.
This eBook offers not only a background on the science and terminology of zirconia restorations, but also exemplary cases demonstrating the esthetic/strength combination that is now possible with zirconia.