Recent advances in ceramics have greatly improved the functional and esthetic properties of restorative materials.
New materials offer an esthetic and functional oral rehabilitation, however their impact on opposing teeth is not welldocumented.
Peer-reviewed articles published till December 2014 were identified through Pubmed (Medline and Elsevier).
Scientifically, there are several methods of measuring the wear process of natural dentition which enhances the
comparison of the complicated results. This paper presents an overview of the newly used prosthetic materials and their
implication on antagonist teeth or prostheses, especially emphasizing the behavior of zirconia restorations.
Keywords: Abrasion, antagonist, esthetic restorations.