Clinical implications of zirconia in fixed prosthodontics: case series.Dr. Amina Khiari1*, Dalenda Hadyaoui2, Imene Naouel Guesmi2, Jilani Saâfi2, Bel Hassen Harzallah2, Mounir Cherif2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Amina Khiari
DDM, department of fixed prosthodontics, faculty of dental medicine, Monastir, Tunisia
Phone: +216 55 96 78 60
Received: 25 September 2015 Accepted: 30 September 2015 Published: 10October 2015
Nowadays, zirconia technology has fallen into step with computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing systems that promise to transform everyday dentistry. Yttrium-oxide partially stabilized zirconia (Y-TZP) exhibits exceptional fundamental properties of great interest to dental application, such as high strength, fracture toughness, opacity, and biocompatibility. This article aims to present different clinical applications of zirconia ceramic in fixed prosthodontics, and to discuss the survival and success rate of each therapeutic modality.