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BACKGROUND Over the years, there has been a strong consensus in dentistry that at least two implants are required to retain a complete mandibular denture. It has been shown in several clinical trials that one single median implant can retain a mandibular overdenture sufficiently well for up to 5 years without implant failures, when delayed loading was used.(More)
When planning a prosthetic rehabilitation of a periodontally compromised case, the clinician is often confronted with difficulties and dilemmas related to selecting the appropriate treatment that would provide long-term successful outcomes in function and esthetics. In such cases, a correct diagnosis and prognosis of the intraoral situation supported by(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the wear behavior of different zirconia substrates with distinct surface roughness against different antagonist materials. METHOD Hemisphere-shaped specimens (diameter 5 mm) made out of different materials (VM9, Vintage ZR, IPS e.max Press, and human enamel) were used as antagonists against plates of three zirconia materials(More)
When planning a prosthetic rehabilitation of a periodontally compromised case, the clinician is often confronted with difficulties and dilemmas related to selecting the appropriate treatment modality that would provide a long-term longevity in terms of function and esthetics. In such cases, a correct diagnosis and prognosis of the intraoral situation(More)
Objective: Improvements in the bioactivity of zirconia implants for accelerated healing and reduced morbidity have been of continuing interest in the fields of dentistry and orthopedic surgery. The aim of the present study was to examine whether UV treatment increases the osteoconductivity of zirconia-based materials. Materials and Methods: Smooth and rough(More)
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