Int J Stomatol ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (1): 79-84.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2022013

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Mechanical properties of monolithic zirconia crowns and its relationship with clinical application

Yang Guangmei(),Wang Jian()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Dept. of Prosthodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2021-03-03 Revised:2021-10-18 Online:2022-01-01 Published:2022-01-07
  • Contact: Jian Wang;


Many types of zirconia materials are available for monolithic zirconia crown restoration in clinic. Traditional monolithic zirconia crowns have advantageous mechanical properties, while transparent zirconia crowns have favourable aesthetics but poor mechanical properties. After selecting the material, the mechanical properties of monolithic zirconia crowns are affected by clinical operation and intraoral use. With a whole clinical perspective including design, fabrication, try-on, bonding and intraoral use, this review intends to summarise and discuss problems such as making clinical decisions with the mechanical properties of monolithic zirconia crowns and determining the effects of clinical procedure on the mechanical properties to provide reference for the clinical application and research of monolithic zirconia crowns.

Key words: monolithic zirconia crowns, mechanical properties, zirconia, fixed prosthesis

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