Defective dental restorations: to repair or not to repair? Part 2: all-ceramics and porcelain fused to metal systems.

SADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging

PubMedID: 23193851

Blum IR, Jagger DC, Wilson NH. Defective dental restorations: to repair or not to repair? Part 2: all-ceramics and porcelain fused to metal systems. SADJ. 2011;66(4):158, 160-3.
With the increasing use of ceramics in restorative dentistry, and trends to extend restoration longevity through the use of minimal interventive techniques, dental practitioners should be familiar with the factors that may influence the decision either to repair or replace fractured metal-ceramic and all-ceramic restorations and, also, the materials and techniques available to repair these restorations. This second of two papers addresses the possible modes of failure of ceramic restorations and outlines indications and techniques in this developing aspect of restoration repair in clinical practice.