Strength of zirconia fixed partial dentures: review of the literature

Gargari, Marco and Gloria, F. and Cappello, A. and Ottria, Liliana (2010) Strength of zirconia fixed partial dentures: review of the literature. Oral & implantology, 3 (4). pp. 15-24. ISSN 2035-2468

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Objective: The aim of this study is a systematic review of the literature on the strength and long-term behavior of zirconia FPDs. Methods: The literature search was performed using as the primary source the Medline database. Were also imposed a set of inclusion and exclusion criteria in order to narrow the search to differentiate the two distinct parts in which it was structured the review. In addition, MeSH terms were applied to further refine the choice of articles more relevant to the review. In the part of the review concerning the long-term behavior of zirconia fixed partial dentures were considered useful only those studies with a minimum follow-up of one year. Results: The search provided a total of 813 articles, but only 25 were considered for the review because they were the only ones who satisfied search criteria. In particular, 13 items relate to the mechanical strength of zirconia prostheses and 12 regarding the long term behavior of zirconia FPDs. The resistance values also exceed the 2000 N while the survival rate reaches to almost 94%. Conclusions: Based on this review, Zirconia FPDs can be considered reliable products in both the anterior and posterior fields with survival rates comparable to traditional metal-ceramic prostheses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zirconia, fixed partial dentures, fracture strenght, connector size, long term behavior
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.6 Odontoiatria
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 12:51
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 13:42

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