Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 10 - 2021
Trends in Restorative Materials for Full Crown Coverage
L Massa1 and JA von Fraunhofer2*
1Premier Dental Centers, Boerne, Texas, USA
2Professor Emeritus, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
*Corresponding Author: JA Von Fraunhofer, Professor Emeritus, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
Received: August 12, 2021; Published: September 24, 2021


The trends in numbers of full coverage restorations fabricated over the 6-year period of 2015 to 2020 are presented. The data indicate that not only are CAD/CAM fabricated zirconia restorations the treatment of choice in preference to PFMs and all metal (gold) crowns but also to Emax restorations. Further, the data show that the numbers of patients receiving permanent zirconia restorations steadily increased on the period of 2015 to 2020, but that the numbers of these restorations greatly exceeded the numbers of other types of full contour restorations, and the decrease in the number of these restorations that were fabricated, over the same period.

Keywords: CAD/CAM; Restorative Materials; Full Crown Coverage


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Citation: L Massa and JA von Fraunhofer. “Trends in Restorative Materials for Full Crown Coverage”. EC Dental Science 20.10 (2021): 81-85.

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