Clinical factors affecting the translucency of monolithic Y-TZP ceramics

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Pekkan G., Oezcan M., SUBAŞI M. G.

ODONTOLOGY, vol.108, no.4, pp.526-531, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10266-019-00446-2
  • Journal Name: ODONTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.526-531
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


The use of monolithic yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) ceramics in aesthetically critical regions is questionable because of the insufficient translucency and opacity of the restorations. Intrinsic (manufacturing process) and extrinsic factors (laboratory procedures and clinical factors) can affect the translucency of monolithic zirconia. In this narrative review, the clinical factors (thickness, cementation type, colour of the monolithic zirconia, surface finishing methods and wear, dental background, cement colour, low temperature degradation) affecting the translucency of monolithic Y-TZP ceramics were reported.