Surface characteristics of zirconia-based posterior restorations: clinical and scanning electron microscopic analysis.

@article{Schmitt2011SurfaceCO,
  title={Surface characteristics of zirconia-based posterior restorations: clinical and scanning electron microscopic analysis.},
  author={Johannes O. Schmitt and Manfred Wichmann and Matthias Karl and Matthias Goellner and Ulrich Lohbauer and Stefan Wunderlich Holst},
  journal={Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={77},
  pages={b31}
}
AIM The aim of this prospective clinical trial was to evaluate the performance of zirconia-based all-ceramic posterior fixed partial dentures (FPDs) after 4 years of clinical use. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients who needed 3- or 4-unit posterior FPDs were enrolled in the study. One manufacturer fabricated all restorations, following established clinical protocols and using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing technology and one veneering material. Survival and success… CONTINUE READING