Article: Volume 45 Number 6 Page 541 - June 2018

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  Dent Update 2018; 45: 541-546

Restorative dentistry:  An Evidence-Based Evaluation of Contemporary Dental Ceramics

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Abstract: Based on data from three recently published laboratory surveys with large numbers of different types of contemporary ceramic restorations, specific indications and contra-indications are given. The indications are based on longevity data, aesthetic expectations, tooth position, level of parafunctional activity, tooth reduction requirements, and potential wear of the opposing dentition.

Clinical relevance: This article provides an evidence-based guide for clinicians to use when placing contemporary ceramic restorations. The article details which specific ceramic restorations are indicated in specific clinical situations, based on data from laboratory surveys and clinical parameters.

Author notes: Terry E Donovan, DDS, Professor and Section Head for Biomaterials, Department of Operative Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry, Islam Abd Alraheam, DDS, Resident, Graduate Operative Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry and Taiseer A Sulaiman, BDS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, Campus Box #7450, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450, USA.

Objective: To outline an evidence-based evaluation of contemporary dental ceramics.