This review of the effect of finish lines on the marginal and internal fit of ceramic crowns included 16 small in-vitro studies suggesting wider marginal gaps with chamfer finish lines.[read the full story...]
Metal-ceramic vs ceramic: Material of choice for restoring implants?
This review comparing ceramic and metal-ceramic restorations was developed by MSc Students from @UClanDentistry during a recent workshop. While the findings suggest no difference between the two materials only a small number of limited quality studies are available.[read the full story...]
All-ceramic implant-supported single crowns
This review of survival and technical complication rates of all-ceramic implant-supported single crowns included 41 mainly observational studies suggesting high survival rates for all-ceramic implant supported single crowns.[read the full story...]
Inlay-retained fixed dental prosthesis have acceptable 3-yr survival rate suggests review
This review of inlay-retained fixed dental prosthesis included 11 small mainly observational studies. The studies suggest a 3-yr survival rate of 92.6% (95% CI: 85.8-97.6%) and 5-yr survival rate of 87.9% (95% CI: 77.4-96.1%). However because of the low quality of the available studies and the wide range of inlay designs, framework materials, surface treatments and cement systems used means that the results should be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Ceramic crowns: effect of endodontic access on fracture resistance
This review of the effect of endodontic access on fracture resistance of all-ceramic crowns included 8 in-vitro studies providing some indication of potential factors that may impact on fracture resistance.[read the full story...]
All-ceramic crowns: failure rates higher in posterior teeth
This review of the failure rates of all-ceramic crowns included 14 (9 prospective, 5 retrospective) studies. Using a broad definition of failure there was little difference between rates in anterior and posterior crowns.[read the full story...]
Laminate veneers: incisal coverage or not?
This review of difference designs of laminate veneers included 8 studies demonstrating no difference between those with incisal coverage and those without. However the studies were small and there was a great deal of variation so the results should be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Partial indirect restorations: survival rates
The aim of this review was to evaluate the survival rate of resin and ceramic inlays, onlays, and overlays and to identify the types of complications associated with the main clinical outcomes.[read the full story...]
Amelogenesis imperfecta: study suggests good outcomes from crown therapy
This small trial found no difference between either Procera or IPS e.max Press crown in amelogenesis imperfecta patients in the short term. The survival rate at 2 years was 97% with only 3% of teeth suffering with endodontic complications.[read the full story...]
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns or all-ceramic crowns?
This rapid review from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) identified 29 studies including 10 systematic reviews. The findings suggest a lower long term survival rate for ceramic crowns (48%) compared with porcelain fused to metal crowns (62%).[read the full story...]