Zirconia as a Dental Biomaterial

Materials (Basel). 2015 Aug; 8(8): 4978–4991.

Andrew J. Ruys, Academic Editor


Ceramics are very important in the science of dental biomaterials. Among all dental ceramics, zirconia is in evidence as a dental biomaterial and it is the material of choice in contemporary restorative dentistry. Zirconia has been applied as structural material for dental bridges, crowns, inserts, and implants, mostly because of its biocompatibility, high fracture toughness, and radiopacity. However, the clinical success of restorative dentistry has to consider the adhesion to different substrates, which has offered a great challenge to dental zirconia research and development. This study characterizes zirconia as a dental biomaterial, presenting the current consensus and challenges to its dental applications.

Keywords: biomaterials, zirconia, bonding

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Oral health

Oral health conditions

The majority of oral health conditions are: dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal diseases, oral cancers, oral manifestations of HIV, oro-dental trauma, cleft lip and palate, and noma (severe gangrenous disease starting in the mouth mostly affecting
children). Most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages.

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 estimated that oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion people worldwide, with caries of permanent teeth being the most common condition. Globally, it is estimated that 2.3 billion people suffer from caries
of permanent teeth and more than 530 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth.2  

In most low- and middle-income countries, with increasing urbanization and changes in living conditions, the prevalence of oral diseases continues to increase. This is primarily due to inadequate exposure to fluoride (in the water supply and oral hygiene
products such

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Family Dentistry & Orthodontics – Fond du Lac Dental Associates

Services We Provide at Our Clinic

We now offer teledentistry so you can consult with a dentist before coming into the clinic. Learn more and schedule your video visit by clicking the button below.

General Dental Exams: Visiting your dentist and hygienist twice per year will reduce the risk of tooth decay. Visit this section to learn about the preventative and restorative care we provide, such as fillings, crowns, and bridges.

Pediatric Dental Exams: We provide complete family dentistry and start providing exams by your baby’s first birthday. We also offer sealants and fluoride treatment.

Orthodontics: The greatest “continuity of care” we offer is the ability for our general dentist to collaborate with our orthodontists to assure the best outcomes. We offer all braces, from traditional braces with colored bands to clear aligners from Invisalign.

Invisalign: If you’d like to discreetly straighten your teeth, we offer Invisalign clear aligners.

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Southern Dental Care | Trusted Dentist in Marrero LA

Dear Friend,

If you are looking for a new dentist in Marrero, LA, then you’re in the right place! Whether you want to replace your current dentist, just moved to the area, or haven’t had a regular dentist for some time, you are always welcome to join us here at Southern Dental Care.

My number-one priority is to provide personalized, high-quality dental care to all our patients. I am committed to treating patients using the most recent advances in dental science, in a welcoming, caring, and comfortable environment. I think you will notice the moment you step in the door that Southern Dental Care is different from any other dental office setting you’ve experienced before. In fact, I am so devoted to quality care and exceptional customer service – I constantly review and evaluate how I can further improve your experience!

I became a dentist because I have a passion

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Family Dental Practice in Longwood FL

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Since 1981, Dental World Inc. has been committed to providing the local community with quality care and family dental services with a focus on cosmetic dentistry, dentures and partial dentures, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, TMJ treatment, crowns, bridges and implant procedures. We are also proud to have our two-man dntal lab on premises, which ensures timely, accurate and quailty care for all patients.

Dr. James D. Rawlins has owned this Longwood FL private dental practice for over three and a half decades. As a retired US Army colonel who served twenty six and a half years of dedicated service, Dr. Rawlins understands the importance of patience and dedication. During this time of dedicated service, we have cultivated an experienced team with the knowledge and compassion to look after all of your family dental needs. You and your family’s satisfaction and comfort is extremely important to us!

We are

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How-to Find the Right Special Needs Dentist in California

California has a variety of health professionals experienced and willing to help your loved one with special needs. Although it can be tricky, with the right guidance you will be able to find the right dentist that your loved one can feel comfortable with, and that your child can use for their dental needs on a routine basis.

A special needs dentist is an individual that has undergone years of additional training in order to prepare to care for patients with special needs. These individuals will be those that you will generally want to gravitate toward, however, no single database exists that is especially good at locating special needs dentists. Do not fear, we have resources available that will help you find the right dentist.

Dr Greg Grillo DDS
“Everyone deserves the best dental experience possible. Teams that are trained to work with special needs patients have the training and extra dose of compassion.
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Current trends in dental implants

J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Apr; 40(2): 50–60.

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Family Dentistry –

At Troy Family Dental, we are pleased to treat patients of all ages. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Tumanyan and Dr. Reyering, are proud to provide family dentistry in Troy, Missouri to improve your family’s smiles. To learn more and to schedule your next visit to our dental office, we welcome you to contact us today!


Plaque is a soft, sticky layer of bacteria that forms on the teeth. It is often invisible to the naked eye, but if allowed to build, it will resemble a thick, white coating at the gum line. When plaque is allowed to build on the teeth, it can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss.

Many people assume that tooth loss isn’t a big deal; figuring that if they can still eat, then they must be okay. However, losing one tooth can cause a loss of support, which in turn can cause the teeth

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Flagstaff Dental Group: Welcome | Flagstaff Dentist

Proudly serving Flagstaff families since 1986

We are located in the heart of historic downtown Flagstaff, where our atmosphere is family-oriented and our services are exceptional. Drs. Seaman, Greene, and Hagerman are here to provide you and your family with the best that dental care has to offer. Since 1986 Flagstaff Dental Group has served Flagstaff families with exceptional care for patients of all ages.

Our dental procedures vary from pediatric services to periodontics to orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry to best treat your dentition. This variation grants our Flagstaff practice the ability to care for our many patient’s needs, from age one to age 100. We also offer emergency dental services for accidents and sudden changes to the health of your smile. 

Children’s Dentistry & Prevention

From age one until adulthood,

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