Adolfi, Dario, Tribst, Joao Paulo Mendes, Adolfi, Mauricio, de Oliveira, Amanda Maria, Piva, Dal, de Siqueira, Guilherme, Saavedra, Ferreira Anzaloni, and Bottino, Marco Antonio
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry. Feb 2020, p31, 9 p.
Zirconium, Implant dentures, and Zirconium oxide
Introduction Rehabilitation with osseointegrated dental implants is a well-documented modality in the literature for patients with the need for partial or full-arch prostheses. (1) However, a dental implant therapy in [...] The hybrid abutment emerged as an alternative to maintain a stable and favorable volume of peri-implant tissue; it is composed of a mesostructure in ceramic and a metallic connection, which can be machined according to the peri-implant emergence profile. This case report presented the clinical steps for a dental implant with immediate provisional restoration, followed by the installation of implant-supported all-ceramic crowns with zirconia abutment and platform switching. A 40-year-old male patient was rehabilitated with an implant-supported ceramic crown in the region of element 11 and a ceramic veneer was cemented on the upper right central incisor. To do so, an atraumatic extraction of the upper left central incisor was performed followed by implant placement and immediate loading. In this case, a zirconia hybrid abutment was used with a metallic link in the cervical region with a concave platform switching base. This association of clinical steps enabled improving the aesthetics in the anterior dental region. Keywords: dental implants, soft tissue, esthetic, adhesive