Curr Health Sci J, vol. 47, no. 3, 2021

The Frequency of Dental Materials Use for Fixed Prostheses in a General Dental Practice

[Original Paper]

A.M. Caracas(1), H.O. Manolea(2), I. Mitrut(1), R.E. Caracas(1), D.A. Tartea(1), M.A. Draghici(1), C.M.L. Nistor(1), D.O. Alexandru(3)

(1)PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Dental Materials Department, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacology of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacology of Craiova, Romania


This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the frequency of dental materials use for fixed prosthesis depending on the location of the teeth, the restorative prosthetic type, the age and sex of the patients from a dental practice in Essen, Germany. The analysis of the collected data showed that zirconia is currently the most common material for making dental fixed prostheses, a larger number of prosthetic elements for women and a significant increase for these restorations at ages over 40 years. Most of the prosthetic elements were made in the mandibular molar area, with an increased frequency of zirconia bridges in the mandible, while for the upper jaw the number of crowns was higher. Zirconia was more frequent used in female patients and in the age group 60-69.

Dental materials, fixed prostheses, zirconia.

Horia Octavian Manolea, Dental Materials Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, e-mail:

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.47.03.09 - Download PDF