Monolithic zirconia and digital impression: case report

doi: 10.7417/CT.2017.2011

  • F. De Angelis Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • E. Brauner Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • G. Pignatiello Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • F. Mencio Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • D. Rosella Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • P. Papi Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • T. Di Carlo Private Dentist in Rome, Italy
  • A. Giovannetti Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • E. Brauner Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • G. Pompa Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • S. Di Carlo Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome

Abstract

Aims
The aim of this study is to present a clinical case of a full arch prosthetic rehabilitation on natural teeth, combining both digital work-flow and monolithic zirconia.


Patients and methods
Digital impression was taken with an intraoral optical scanner (CS3500, Carestream Dental, Atlanta, GA, USA). A prosthetic rehabilitation was realized on natural teeth using monolithic zirconia from 1.6 to 1.4 and from 2.7 to 2.4 frameworks, while in the aesthetic area (from 2.3 to 1.3), technicians left on the structure a 0.8 mm vestibular space for ceramic layering.


Discussion
The combination of digital impression technology and the use of the monolithic zirconia had demonstrated the delivery of the final prosthetic device in a quick time without the need to remodel functional or aesthetic areas. The digital work-flow combines intraoral optical impression techniques and CAD/CAM technology, in order to achieve a fully digital and successful way to deliver prosthetic restorations to patients, providing aesthetics and function in shorter intervals of time. The clinical outcome of this study was satisfactory but a long-term evaluation is needed

Published
2017-07-13
How to Cite
DE ANGELIS, F. et al. Monolithic zirconia and digital impression: case report. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 168, n. 4, p. e229 - e232, july 2017. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <http://www.clinicaterapeutica.it/ojs/index.php/ClinicaTerapeutica/article/view/48>. Date accessed: 14 nov. 2018.