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Modern Approaches in Dentistry and Oral Health Care

Case Report(ISSN: 2637-4692)

Long Span Restorations using Zirconia Frameworks

Volume 1 - Issue 3

I Azouzi*, I Kalghoum, D Hadyaoui*, B Harzallah and M Cherif

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    • Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Monastir, Tunisia

    *Corresponding author: I Azouzi, D Hadyaoui, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Research Laboratory of Occlusodontics and Ceramic Prostheses LR16ES15, University of Monastir, Tunisia

Received: February 12, 2018;   Published: February 21, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/MADOHC.2018.01.000113

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Porcelain fused to metal restorations have been considered as the gold standard in prosthetic dentistry for a long time thanks to their mechanical properties. However, several drawbacks (light transmission blocked by the metal and the opaque porcelain, metal corrosion phenomenon, gingival tattoo and potential allergic reactions) have limited its use. Recently, all ceramic materials have been introduced in prosthetic dentistry for the fabrication of natural like crowns and fixed partial dentures using CAD/CAM techniques. Zirconia seems to be of great interest thanks to its high esthetics and mechanical characteristics. This article describes, through a clinical report the use of Y-TZP based prostheses in long span fixed partial denture to restore function and esthetics.

Keywords: Esthetics; Dentistry; Zirconia

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