European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Five Year Clinical Evaluation of Restorations Placed in a Low Shrinkage Stress Composite in UK General Dental Practices


Aims: The purpose of this study was to methodically review the literature concerning
the success and survival rates of zirconia fixed dental prostheses (FDPs). Methods: A systematic
search was conducted of MEDLINE, Elsevier and the Cochrane Library to identify
relevant articles about zirconia FDPs. In order to obtain suitable articles, rigorous criteria
were applied. The minimum follow-up period was five years. Results: From a total of 986
articles identified in the first electronic search, only 10 matched the inclusion criteria.
A total of 368 patients with 430 zirconia FDPs were included in this systematic review.
The survival rate was 89.43% ± 10.01% and chipping of the veneering ceramic occurred
in 16.97% of the cases. Conclusion: Zirconia-based fixed dental prostheses perform reasonably
well and can serve as an alternative to metal-ceramic fixed dental prostheses.

Core Fracture
Fixed Dental Prosthesis
Systematic Review


F. J Trevor Burke, Russell J Crisp, Ali James, Louis Mackenzie, Owen Thompson, A Pal, Peter Sands, William M Palin

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