Chapter 1. Current Status and Future of Ceramics in Dentistry

  1. William Smothers
  1. John W. McLean

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320259.ch1

Proceedings of Conference on Recent Developments in Dental Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 1/2

Proceedings of Conference on Recent Developments in Dental Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

McLean, J. W. (1985) Current Status and Future of Ceramics in Dentistry, in Proceedings of Conference on Recent Developments in Dental Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 1/2 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320259.ch1

Author Information

  1. 35 Devonshire St. London WIN 1LD, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374245

Online ISBN: 9780470320259

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Keywords:

  • ceramics;
  • aluminous porcelain;
  • dentistrv;
  • silicon nitride;
  • magnesium

Summary

The strengths and appearance properties of aluminous porcelain are compared with the new injection-molded and cast ceramics for use in dental crown and bridgework. Clinical failure rate data with platinum-bonded aluminous porcelain indicates acceptable strength for anterior, but not for posterior crowns. Since injection-molded spinel ceramics are no stronger, their application is also limited. Although the glass-ceramics have a greater potential for higher strength, they require surface staining which reduces their esthetic possibilities.