Problems associated with zirconia and CAD/CAM restorations

The increasing prescription of metal-free dental restorations has come about as a result of various patient demands and somewhat narcissistic expectations. However, some dental professionals have contributed to the rise in popularity of these materials and techniques. An article in the latest issue of Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) highlights the potential pitfalls of undertaking inherently destructive procedures, particularly when performed for questionable “cosmetic” reasons.

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PDJ is the quarterly peer-reviewed journal produced by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), and provided as a benefit of membership. Three issues of PDJ in each volume are themed on a topic of interest and relevance to the primary care dental team, led by an invited Guest Editor who is a renowned expert in the field, with one ‘general issue’ per volume covering a wide range of topics.

Translating current evidence into best practice, PDJ is an indispensable and practical resource for the entire dental team, with each edition offering a valuable update on an area of practice within the context of general dental care.