Zirconia Options: Stack it Up
How does the dental laboratory determine which zirconia is the right choice for their laboratory and specific case?
The dental zirconia industry has been exploding with material options since inception in 2004. The plethora of material choices, each with their own proven statistics and performance indicators, can be overwhelming. How does the dental laboratory determine which zirconia is the right choice for their laboratory and specific case? Paul Cascone, Sr. VP of Research and Development for The Argen Corporation, provides the following brief review of the history of dental zirconia illustrating the material developments and a table summarizing the materials and their applications.
High Strength (HS) zirconia was first introduced to the dental industry in 2004 as a replacement for alloy copings and substructures requiring porcelain veneering.
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