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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry



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Int J Comput Dent 19 (2016), No. 2     9. June 2016
Int J Comput Dent 19 (2016), No. 2  (09.06.2016)

Page 165-178, PubMed:27274564, Language: English/German

Microveneering technique for esthetic enhancement of monolithic zirconia restorations
Kurbad, Andreas
The importance of monolithic ceramic restorations is growing, given the safe and cost-effective options for fabrication of such dental crowns and fixed dental prostheses. The optical characteristics of traditional zirconia do not suffice for this purpose. Improved restorative materials that can achieve satisfactory results in posterior restorations have been proposed to solve the problem. In the anterior region, however, even "esthetic" zirconia ceramic is unable to attain results comparable to those of glass-ceramic. Microveneering is a simple, reliable, and timesaving solution. Minimal reduction and veneering can significantly improve the results. A characteristic case is presented here.

Keywords: all-ceramic, CAD/CAM, esthetics, fixed dental prostheses, zirconia