The Zirconia Restoration Properties: A Versatile Restorative MaterialElie E Daou1* and Maha Al-Gotmeh2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Elie E Daou
Chief Clinical Instructor
Department of Prosthodontics
Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
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Received date : January 29, 2014; Accepted date : February 26, 2014; Published date : February 28, 2014
Citation: Daou EE, Al-Gotmeh M (2014) Zirconia Ceramic: A Versatile Restorative Material. Dentistry 4:219. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000219
Copyright: © 2014 Daou EE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Metal ceramic restorations were considered the gold standard as reliable materials. Increasing demand for esthetics supported the commercialization of new metal free restorations. A growing demand is rising for zirconia prostheses. Peer-reviewed articles published till September 2013 was identified through a Medline. Emphasizing was made on zirconia properties and applications. Zirconia materials are able to withstand posterior physiologic loads. Although zirconia cores are considered as reliable materials, these restorations are not problem free.