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Lithium disilicate is a glass-ceramic composed basically of lithium disilicate, in small needle-shaped crystals, embedded in a glass matrix. It has found applications in dentistry for restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers.

The high strength and aesthetics properties of this material allow it to sustain the power of biting and chewing of the posterior teeth as well as the creation of highly aesthetic restorations in the anterior teeth.

Due to its high degree of translucency, lithium disilicate is a great option for dental restorations that need to fit in perfectly with neighboring teeth. Additionally, it is very biocompatible and readily adheres to the tooth structure.

Uses of Lithium Disilicate in Dentistry:

Lithium disilicate can be used to create single crowns, bridges, veneers, in-lays and on-lays.

Advantages of Lithium Disilicate

Strength: Lithium Disilicate is a very strong material and can be used to restore teeth subjected to high biting and chewing forces.

Natural-Looking Appearance: Lithium Disilicate is a very aesthetic restorative material and closely resembles the color and translucency of real teeth.

Biocompatibility: This means that utilizing it inside of the human body won't result in any negative side effects. There are no noxious chemicals or poisons present in lithium disilicate.

How To Maintain Lithium Disilicate Restorations:

Lithium Disilicate restorations must be carefully maintained to last a long time. Here are some ways for maintaining restorations made of lithium disilicate:

  • Regular brushing and flossing can help avoid the accumulation of plaque and germs near the restoration, which can cause decay and
  • Regular dental visits and examinations can help identify restoration-related problems early on and prevent them from worsening.
  • It is imperative to use a mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth to prevent damage to the restoration.


Lithium Disilicate restorations are a long-lasting and affordable solution for dental patients looking for long-lasting solutions. It is a great option to restore teeth that must support strong masticatory forces as well as to restore teeth that require high aesthetic.

Are you looking for dental restoration solutions in the US? Look no further than GC America's Lithium Dissilicate Products. These advanced materials offer excellent bond strength, color stability, and translucency, making them the perfect choice for a wide range of restorations.