NOT ALL ZIRCONIAS ARE THE SAME!! There have been numerous generations of monolithic zirconia since its introduction as a full contour indirect restorative material in 2010. Manufacturers and researchers hope to develop a zirconia material that combines strength and translucency. This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of the various zirconia generations and what a clinician should know about the mechanical and optical properties of each generation to aid in the selection process when prescribing zirconia restorations. The most recent monolithic zirconia cementing protocols will also be discussed. Finally, what clinical-based evidence on monolithic zirconia restorations has recently been reported in the literature, and can an alternative laboratory survey method provide useful information on zirconia's current clinical status?
Learning Objectives That Will Be Explained In This Program Include:
- Attendees will be able to classify the various types of zirconia materials that are currently available based on their Yttria concentration.
- Recognise the mechanical (including wear characteristics) and optical properties of each zirconia type, as well as their impact on clinical considerations.
- Attendees will learn how to effectively cement zirconia restorations and learn about recent clinical outcomes.
Prof Taseer Sulaiman
TAISEER SULAIMAN-DDS, PhD
TAISEER SULAIMAN is a Tenured Associate Professor and the Director of the Advanced Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Research at the Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his clinical certificate ...