Review Article
Volume 21 Issue 7 - 2022
Dental Ceramics: Considerations for New Materials and Processing Methods
Georgia Asproudi1*, Panagiotis Galiatsatos2 and Aristidis Galiatsatos3
1MS Dental Technician, Athens, Greece
2Dental Technician, Postgraduate Student of School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
3Associate Professor, Division of Dental Technology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Georgia Asproudi, MS Dental Technician, Athens, Greece.
Received: June 14, 2022; Published: June 30, 2022


The development of advanced systems for the synthesis of dental restorations related to the development of new microstructures for ceramic materials has triggered a significant change in the clinical workflow and publications for dentists and dental technicians, along with the treatment options accessible to patients. Additionally, new microstructures have been developed by the industry to offer ceramic and composite materials with improved properties, such as enhanced mechanical properties, adequate wear resistance and satisfactory aesthetic characteristics. The purpose of this literature review is to analyze the main improvements of new ceramic restoration systems as well as their processing methods. CAD-CAM methods and microstructures have been developed attributing to the evolvement of dental ceramics and their processing technologies. Furthermore, the use of monolithic restorations has changed the way clinical dentists compose all-ceramic dental prostheses, as the more aesthetically pleasing multilevel restorations are, the more prone to breakage or detachment. CAD-CAM composite composites are now an appealing choice, as they exhibit intermediate properties between ceramic and polymeric materials, smoothing and polishing them more easily.


Keywords: Dental Ceramics; Computer-Aided Design; Zirconia, Dental Materials; Restorative Dentistry; Prosthetic Dental Technology


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