Journal of Dentistry & Oral Disorders
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Lithium disilicate; Press; CAD/CAM; Monolithic
To avoid the shortcoming of conventional metal-based materials and to provide natural-appearing dental restorations, manufacturers introduce different all-Ceram materials to the market, starting with feldspathic porcelain, Dicor material, pressable leucite-reinforced glass ceramic materials and ended with variable generations of zirconium and lithium disilicate. The multifunctional use of lithium disilicate, its translucent optical properties, and its availability as a mono-block, make it as a trending topic in dentistry. In this overview article, in-vitro and clinical studies regarding lithium disilicate are discussed and one case of implant supported lithium disilicate crown manufactured by CAD/CAM technique is presented.