The ever-increasing demand for functional and aesthetic materials is leading companies to continuous evolution and research. Indications about full ceramic or composite restorations are becoming ever less absolute: considering many clinical aspects you can opt for a material rather than the other.
The versatility of the composite resin, its possibility of layering intraorally, the ease of repair and the fairly good prognosis in the medium and long period, making it a reliable material and the tendency of new materials to improve the wear resistance and the stability of the surface candidates it in many cases as a worthy substitute of ceramic materials.
By contrast, ceramic materials, often considered the gold standard for colour characteristics and mechanical and physical properties, see an increase in the ability to produce restorations with minimum thicknesses while maintaining dimensional stability, prognosis and aesthetics.
The choice, therefore, to use ceramic or composite materials is always less obvious, but, on the contrary, offers to the dentists greater possibility of diversification in restorative. Finally many aspects could be discussed as: indications, mechanical characteristics, esthetic appearance, predictability and durability.
Spreekt op: Congres Masters of Masters in Esthetic Dentistry 2023