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What is the Latest in Dental Ceramics for Restoration and Metal Veneering?

Dr. Yu Zhang is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics in the College of Dentistry at New York University. He recently coauthored an article on dental ceramics for restoration and metal veneering and he came on CDA Oasis to tell our audience about the article and the latest in the world of dental materials.

I hope you enjoy the conversation and benefit from the information provided. Please remember to share your thoughts, questions and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Until next time!

Chiraz Guessaier
CDA Oasis Manager


The article provides an overview of the background and the current knowledge base associated with dental ceramics for restoration and metal veneering, including a historical review of the development of ceramic restorations and their limitations. It also includes a summary of the current state of the art of porcelain, glass-ceramics, and polycrystalline ceramics.

  • A facile understanding of the development, composition, microstructure, properties, and indications of various classes of ceramic dental materials.
  • Knowledge of the rationale behind the choice and usage of dental ceramics to maximize esthetics and durability.
  • Successful ceramic restorations depend on the balancing of multiple factors.

Full Interview (21.31″)




1 Comment

  1. Greg March 14, 2018

    Is there a link to the papers that were discussed in Dr. Zhang’s presentation?


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