Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Porcelain fracture of metal-ceramic tooth-supported and implant-supported restorations: A review
Authors: rola m. shadid
nasrin r. sadaqah
layla abu-naba’a
wael m. al-omari
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
Citation: Shadid, R. , Sadaqah, N. , Abu-Naba’a, L. and Al-Omari, W. (2013) Porcelain fracture of metal-ceramic tooth-supported and implant-supported restorations: A review. Open Journal of Stomatology, 3, 411-418. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2013.38069.
Abstract: Metal-ceramic restorations are widely used in dentistry with a high degree of general success. However, fracture of these restorations does occur and usually frustrates both the dentist and the patient. Objective: This literature review discusses the factors that may lead to the fracture of these restorations whether they are tooth-supported or implant-supported with the aim of making dentists and technicians aware of these factors to avoid them. Factors reviewed include: technical factors, dentist-related factors, inherent mate- rial properties, direction, magnitude and frequency of applied loads, environmental factors, screw-retained implant-supported restorations, and posterior cantilevered prostheses. Material and Methods: A net- based search in “Pubmed” was performed and combined with a manual search. The search was limited to articles written in English. Conclusions: the published literature revealed that the factors predisposing to fracture of metal-ceramic restorations may be related to the technician, dentist, patient, environment, design of the restoration, or to inherent structure of ceramics and others. However, if the dentist and technician understand these factors and respect the physical characteristics of the materials, most of those are avoidable.
Appears in Collections:Faculty & Staff Scientific Research publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Porcelain_fracture_of_metal_ceramic_toot.pdf553.2 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Admin Tools