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Materials 2010, 3(2), 863-896; doi:10.3390/ma3020863

Performance of Zirconia for Dental Healthcare

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Received: 1 December 2009; in revised form: 26 January 2010 / Accepted: 28 January 2010 / Published: 1 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ceramics for Healthcare)
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Abstract: The positive results of the performance of zirconia for orthopedics devices have led the dental community to explore possible esthetical and mechanical outcomes using this material. However, questions regarding long-term results have opened strong and controversial discussions regarding the utilization of zirconia as a substitute for alloys for restorations and implants. This narrative review presents the current knowledge on zirconia utilized for dental restorations, oral implant components, and zirconia oral implants, and also addresses laboratory tests and developments, clinical performance, and possible future trends of this material for dental healthcare.
Keywords: zirconia; oral implants; clinical performance; dental restorations; laboratory tests zirconia; oral implants; clinical performance; dental restorations; laboratory tests
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Silva, N.R.; Sailer, I.; Zhang, Y.; Coelho, P.G.; Guess, P.C.; Zembic, A.; Kohal, R.J. Performance of Zirconia for Dental Healthcare. Materials 2010, 3, 863-896.

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Silva NR, Sailer I, Zhang Y, Coelho PG, Guess PC, Zembic A, Kohal RJ. Performance of Zirconia for Dental Healthcare. Materials. 2010; 3(2):863-896.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Silva, Nelson R.F.A.; Sailer, Irena; Zhang, Yu; Coelho, Paulo G.; Guess, Petra C.; Zembic, Anja; Kohal, Ralf J. 2010. "Performance of Zirconia for Dental Healthcare." Materials 3, no. 2: 863-896.

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