Date of Award
Master of Science
The desire to replace missing teeth with the aim to improve health and quality of life dates back to a thousand years ago. Although research on dental crown designs, materials and techniques has increased in recent years and is expected to grow in the future. In the past few decades, dental crown studies have gained high importance in dentistry due to their functionality, biocompatibility and good mechanical properties. This paper provides a comprehensive review of history and evolution of dental crowns. The goal of this study is to understand the dental crown materials and the differences in their properties with goals to facilitate the optimal selection and to support further development. It also describes the different methods by which wear is tested on these crowns. Finally, it describes the current technologies used for the analysis, and a comparative study is performed on various dental crown materials and it is demonstrated that the wear resistance is different for different materials.
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