Clinically relevant approach to failure testing of all-ceramic restorations.

  title={Clinically relevant approach to failure testing of all-ceramic restorations.},
  author={Jack R Kelly},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  volume={81 6},
  • Jack R Kelly
  • Published 1999 in The Journal of prosthetic dentistry
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM One common test of single-unit restorations involves applying loads to clinically realistic specimens through spherical indenters, or equivalently, loading curved incisal edges against flat compression platens. As knowledge has become available regarding clinical failure mechanisms and the behavior of in vitro tests, it is possible to constructively question the clinical validity of such failure testing and to move toward developing more relevant test methods. PURPOSE… CONTINUE READING