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Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials

Author(s):

Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC;Johan Figueira, DDS

Date Added:

8/26/2016


Summary:

The indications for and composition of today’s dental ceramic materials serve as the basis for determining the appropriate class of ceramics to use for a given case. By understanding the classifications, composition, and characteristics of the latest all-ceramic materials, which are presented in this article in order of most to least conservative, dentists and laboratory technicians can best determine the ideal material for a given treatment.

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