VAPR meeting 2012 location:Leuven, Belgium date:6 december 2012
This presentation will mainly focus on the basic part of the zirconia study, i.e. literature review and in-vitro study. I will introduce some basic knowledge of the zirconia ceramics first, followed by the three major problems of dental zirconia; (1) Low-temperature degradation (LTD), (2) Porcelain-zirconia compatibility, (3) Bonding to zirconia. I will discuss the solutions for these issues based on our ongoing in-vitro studies.