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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

February 2004
Volume 35 , Issue 2

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Integration of all-ceramic restorations in reconstructive prosthetic dentistry: A case report

Marcus Abboud, Dr Med Dent#/Helmut Stark, Prof Dr Med Dent/Bernd Koeck, Prof Dr Med Dent

Pages: 103-107
PMID: 15000633

A male patient presented for maxillary and mandibular complete-arch prostheses. A total of eight all-ceramic restorations, eight metal-ceramic crowns, and four metal-ceramic fixed partial dentures were placed. The restorations were examined for marginal integrity, anatomic form, surface, and color for a period of 12 months. All restorations were in function at the end of the evaluation period. There was no adverse event. No substantial difference between the all-ceramic onlays and the metal-ceramic crowns was apparent. The all-ceramic restorations exhibited the least plaque growth. Bleeding on probing was minimal at both restoration types. The marginal integrity of the all-ceramic restorations was considered to be nearly as precise as that of the metal-ceramic crowns.

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