Rehabilitation of an edentulous mandible with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis using an all-ceramic framework: a case report.

Abstract

This clinical report describes the rehabilitation of an edentulous mandible with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis using an all-ceramic framework fabricated from zirconium oxide. Four interforaminal implants were inserted and allowed to heal submerged. The implant-supported fixed prosthesis was then fabricated using CAD/CAM and electroforming technology. No clinical complications were observed at the 6-month follow-up examination, and the patient was highly satisfied with function and esthetics. All-ceramic frameworks provide a high standard of esthetics; reduce the number of metals used in the oral cavity; and have a lower density compared to metals, which reduces weight in the case of large frameworks.

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@article{Hassel2008RehabilitationOA, title={Rehabilitation of an edentulous mandible with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis using an all-ceramic framework: a case report.}, author={Alexander Jochen Hassel and Raed Shahin and Alexander Kreuter and Peter Rammelsberg}, journal={Quintessence international}, year={2008}, volume={39 5}, pages={421-6} }