Juan-Luis Román-Rodríguez

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PURPOSE Clinical studies have revealed a high rate of fracture for porcelain-veneered zirconia-based restorations that varies between 6% and 15% over a 3- to 5-year period. These are high values compared to the 4% fracture rate shown by conventional metal-ceramic restorations over 10 years. To date, little in vitro research has been carried out on the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and long-term survival rate of three-unit fixed partial dentures (FPDs) made from lithium disilicate-based core ceramic. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one three-unit FPDs were placed in 19 patients to replace single lost teeth in the esthetic area, following a study protocol(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of 323 porcelain laminate veneers over a period of 3 to 11 years. MATERIAL AND METHOD This study included 70 patients, aged between 18 and 74 years. Of the 323 total veneers, 124 were of a simple design and 199 were of a functional design. The condition of the soft tissues and(More)
Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-beta1), which is implicated in the pathogenesis of fibrotic diseases such as interstitial fibrosis, may be associated with subglottic stenosis. To study this hypothesis, we measured TGF-beta1 expression sequentially in 28 rats after posterior cricoid injury, using both standard immunohistochemistry and reverse(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are members of the ligand-activated nuclear hormone receptor superfamily of transcription factors that includes receptors for steroids, thyroid hormone, retinoic acid, and vitamin D. Upon activation in the cytoplasm, PPARs heterodimerize with retinoid X receptors (RXR) and form a complex that translocates(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Evidence is limited on the efficacy of zirconia-based fixed dental prostheses. OBJECTIVE To carry out a literature review of the behavior of zirconium oxide dental restorations. MATERIAL AND METHODS This literature review searched the Pubmed, Scopus, Medline and Cochrane Library databases using key search words "zirconium oxide,"(More)
UNLABELLED To evaluate bond strengths of different resin cements to two aluminum oxide-based ceramics. METHODS One hundred ten ceramic cylinders were produced and given four different surface treatments. Resin cement cylinders were then bonded to the ceramic cylinders using different resin cements and the bond strength was determined by shear testing to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate bond strengths of zirconium-oxide (zirconia) ceramic and a selection of different composite resin cements. STUDY DESIGN 130 Lava TM cylinders were fabricated. The cylinders were sandblasted with 80 µm aluminium oxide or silica coated with CoJet Sand. Silane, and bonding agent and/or Clearfil Ceramic Primer(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine whether bruxism and the use of occlusal splints affect the survival of porcelain laminate veneers in patients treated with this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Restorations were made in 70 patients, including 30 patients with some type of parafunctional habit. A total of 323 veneers were placed, 170 in patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Implant-supported prostheses have to overcome a major difficulty presented by the morphology and esthetics of peri-implant tissues in the anterior sector. Diverse therapeutic techniques are used for managing the mucosa adjacent to the implant and the most noteworthy is immediate/deferred fixed provisionalization. OBJECTIVES In vitro testing(More)