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Materials 2010, 3(1), 351-368; doi:10.3390/ma3010351

Ceramics for Dental Applications: A Review

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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, 305 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Received: 1 December 2009 / Revised: 5 January 2010 / Accepted: 7 January 2010 / Published: 11 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ceramics for Healthcare)
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Over the past forty years, the technological evolution of ceramics for dental applications has been remarkable, as new materials and processing techniques are steadily being introduced. The improvement in both strength and toughness has made it possible to expand the range of indications to long-span fixed partial prostheses, implant abutments and implants. The present review provides a state of the art of ceramics for dental applications.
Keywords: dentistry; ceramic; crystalline phase; alkali silicates; zirconia dentistry; ceramic; crystalline phase; alkali silicates; zirconia
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