February 22, 2013 -- The usage of porcelain restorations among dentists, whether porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or all-ceramic, inevitably leads to cases of chipped restorations. Researchers from the New York University College of Dentistry and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry have completed a study that dentists in such situations may find useful, according to DrBicuspid.com.
In the literature review, which appeared in Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) (January 2013, Vol. 144:1, pp. 31-44), the researchers examined how frequently chipping occurs in certain systems and why it happens. The second aspect of the study explored the various means and strategies for repairing chipped porcelain restorations.
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