The surface treatment of dental ceramics: an overview

Renan Amorim, Alef Vermudt, Jefferson Ricardo Pereira, Saulo Pamato


This review proposes to present some aspects of dental ceramics surface treatments, which involve the related physical and mechanical properties, as well as new technologies. The correct cementation of prosthetic restoration is essential for clinical success. However, the adhesive technique is a very recent procedure and clinicians should have a more detailed knowledge about the technique and related materials so that they can use them in their day-to-day clinical practice. Information about the the principles, indications and contraindications of adhesive cementation technique were obtained from the literature. The studies indicate that the adhesive system seems to be a valid option for fixed prosthesis cementation, since it has several advantages over conventional cementation method, especially in all-ceramic restorations. In clinical practice, the clinician should always keep in mind the characteristics of the material they are working with, so that they can select the best technique and the best cement for each clinical situation. Although more research is required in this field, there are no scientific reasons to contraindicate in routine practice.


Adhesive Dentistry, Surface Treatment, Dental Ceramics.



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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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