Ceramics and Surface Treatments

From the desk of
Dr. Sabiha Bunek, Editor-in-Chief

As zirconias move from a layered restoration to monolithic, their evolution is similar to glass ceramics. Zirconias are now highly translucent, multi-shaded, and layered for a more custom cosmetic appearance. The rise in CAD restorations has also simplified fabrication and as such, characterization of material becomes more and more important, rather than relying on the art of a technician’s hands. In this issue we sort through the evolution of ceramics (including the newest categories of ceramics), their indications, and some of the advantages and disadvantages in selecting a particular material for a clinical situation. We also discuss surface treatments and their role in ensuring a better bond. As always, we look forward to hearing from our readers and welcome your comments and suggestions; you can reach me at drbunek@ dentaladvisor.com