This article presents two novel options for lithium-disilicate restorations supported by single-tooth implants. By using a Ti-Base connector, hybrid abutments and hybrid abutment crowns can be fabricated for different implant systems. The latter option in particular is an interesting new process that yields economical and esthetic restorations supported by single-tooth implants. Further studies are urgently needed to validate the usefulness of this system.
Keywords: implant, abutment, esthetics, lithium disilicate, all-ceramic, fluorescence, soft-tissue management