Zirconia has revolutionized dental restoration as one of the fastest procedural transformations in the history of modern dentistry. Since zirconia’s first application as a dentistry implant, it has become clear that this smooth, durable and spotless material has a bright future in dental restorations.
Protocol for creating z-bridge (full contour designer zirconia bridge).
The case presented here is one in which a novel solution was achieved utilizing zirconia in a very challenging situation. The patient is a 70+ year old woman who had a history of multiple implant procedures over the past 18 years and had never made it past the temporary restorations due to complications with the implants. Many of the
The following article is a case history from the office of Dr. Sylvio Caro, a prosthodontist from Westmount, Canada. The patient, a 72 year old male, arrived to our clinic with a failing maxillary restoration on implants (hybrid bar on 10 Zimmer implants).
Introduction Zirconia made a significant appearance on the dental horizon about 5 years ago. It provided an alternative for all ceramic crowns and bridges. Today, a milling procedure is the only reliable way to create zirconia restorative components for dental use. The availability of computer numerical controlled machines (CNC) allows for highly automated end-to-end component design using computer aided design