Fixed dental prostheses: rigid and non-rigid connections to implants


This review considers partial fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) supported by implants and teeth. 10 small limited quality studies were included and suggest they may be an alternative to implant supported FDPs.

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Review finds good 5-year survival rates for porcelain veneers


While laminate veneers were first used in the 1930s it was not until after enamel etching and improvements in bonding during the 1980s that porcelain veneers were introduced.  The aim of this review was to assess the survival of feldspathic porcelain veneers. The Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase and Web of Knowledge databases were searched. A [read the full story…]

Are zirconia-based restorations clinically successful?


A new critical summary of a 2010 systematic review  by Al-Amleh et al  on zirconium use in dentistry is now available from the ADA Centre for evidence based dentistry. The summariser notes that three types of zirconium ceramics are currently used in dentistry. The original review’s aim was evaluate these restorations in relation to framework [read the full story…]