European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Digital Image Correlation and Finite Element Analysis of Bone Strain Generated by Implant-Retained Cantilever Fixed Prosthesis


Introduction: Zirconia is suggested in many clinical situations due to acceptable biocompatibility, lower price compared with gold restorations, and better appearance than traditional metal ceramic restorations. New translucent monolithic zirconia has been developed to merge strength with improved tooth-colour matching. This work aims to review relevant articles on new translucent zirconia restorative materials. Methods: The published articles on translucent zirconia were searched through PubMed, Medline, Google scholar, and indexed journals using the following keywords: translucent zirconia, transparent zirconia, and tooth colored zirconia. The most relevant articles were selected and reviewed. Result: Introduction of translucent zirconia, has brought the advantages
such as less tooth preparation, biological compatibility, high strength, good mechanical properties, and less antagonist wear. However, the effects of altering material constituents to increase translucency on properties such as phase transformation and low temperature degradation may warrant further investigations. Conclusion: Translucent zirconia can be prescribed in many clinical situations and may provide less complicated
procedures compared with the production of multilayer restorations of opaque zirconia cores and translucent feldspathic veneers. This may otherwise decrease fabrication time and defects, improve biological properties, reduce abutment tooth reduction, and result in less antagonist tooth attrition.

Translucent Zirconia
Transformation Toughening
Low-Temperature Degradation
Grain Size
Yttria-Tetragonal Zirconia


João Paulo M. Tribst, Amanda M. O. Dal Piva, Marco Antonio Bottino, Renato S. Nishioka, Alexandre L. S. Borges, Mutlu Özcan

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