Vinay Sivaswamy

Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Saveetha Institute Of Medical And Technical Sciences Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Bonding Protocol for all Ceramic Restorations-A Proposal for a Clinical Decision Tree
    Author(s): Amrutha Shenoy, Vinay Sivaswamy and Subhabrata Maiti*

    Statement of problem: With an increasing number of all ceramic materials available for clinical use, an overview of the scientific literature on the adhesion methods for different all ceramic materials and their potential influence is indicated. Aim: This study proposed the development of a protocol for bonding of all ceramic prostheses using various adhesives/cements for the improvement of the longevity of restorations. Materials and methods: A decision tree protocol was developed with criteria (i) Type of all ceramic material: Alumina, lithium disilicate and zirconia. (ii) Type of surface treatment, if any required (iii) Type of adhesive/cement/ luting agent used for long term success. (iv) Survival rates and complication rates seen with different bonding protocols. A decision tree protocol was set up with the current available literature. Results: According to the literature, multi.. Read More»

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