- Created: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 18:13
- Written by Rick McComas
Despite the excellent esthetics, biocompatibility and durability of the conventional ceramics, one of their major drawbacks is their inherent brittleness and relative inability to resist crack propagation. As a result, fractures of ceramic restorations is often observed which are caused due to forces that are much below their actual strength. What if ceramics could somehow be made flexible and more fracture resistant? Yes, thanks to modern dental biomaterials science, it has now been made possible! Say hello to the Hybrid Nanoceramics! These ceramics combine the beneficial properties of different biomaterials in order to enhance the strength and durability of the dental ceramics.