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The lecture highlights the advantages and disadvantages of the use of all- ceramic and metal ceramic ny_splash_swedental_1restorations and aspects which may be crucial for the choice of restorative materials.

Use of precious alloys has been replaced by base metals like cobalt alloys and titanium as well as low precious alloys like palladium alloys – is the biocompatibility safeguarded?

New research on surface treatment and aging of zirconia will be presented. Also materials for all-ceramic dental solutions will be discussed.

The lectures were held by: Professor Jon E. Dahl, Senior engineer Ketil Kvam and Associate Professor Marit Øilo, former guest researcher at NIOM