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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

October 2014
Volume 45 , Issue 9

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Criteria for the selection of restoration materials

Vincent Fehmer, MDT/Sven Mühlemann, Dr med dent/Christoph H. F. Hämmerle, Prof Dr med dent/ Irena Sailer, Prof Dr med dent

Pages: 462-470
PMID: 25126642
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a32509

Selection of the appropriate material for dental restoration has become more and more difficult owing to the increasing variety of restoration materials. A decision flow chart is presented to guide the treatment team (dentist and dental technician) in the selection of the restoration material. This material selection is based on the available interocclusal space, esthetic aspects (eg, brightness value or translucency of the neighboring teeth), as well as clinical evidence extracted from survival rates.

Key words: abutment color, brightness value, glass-ceramic, metal-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, translucency, zirconia

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