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Complete mouth reconstruction with implant-supported fixed partial dental prostheses fabricated with zirconia frameworks: A 4-year clinical follow-up

Authors
Journal
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
0022-3913
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Volume
112
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.11.016

Abstract

Few scientific reports regarding the success of complete mouth partial fixed dental prostheses frameworks fabricated with zirconia are available, especially when dental implants serve as the abutments. A complete mouth reconstruction with zirconia frameworks veneered with feldspathic porcelain is reported involving a 65-year-old white woman who presented with partial edentulism and an unrestorable remaining dentition. After examination, 14 implants were planned (8 in the maxillary arch and 6 in the mandibular arch), and implant-supported zirconia framework screw-retained partial fixed dental prostheses (ISZPFDPs) were fabricated and made in sections for easier retrievability and management. No major complications were encountered during follow-up appointments at 6-month intervals for 4 years. However, minor fractures of the veneering ceramic were noted 4 years after placement. The ISZPFDPs were well accepted by the patient and had a favorable outcome in terms of patient acceptability and success, despite some complications.

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