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Ceramic Materials

As implant dentistry has evolved, the esthetic outcome of implant therapy has gained increasing importance. As a result, both patients and those in the dental profession have become increasingly interested in the attractive esthetic characteristics of all-ceramic prostheses. Extensive research is being devoted to developing, testing, and reviewing the characteristics and performance of ceramic materials in connection with implant therapy. Nevertheless, each patient is unique, and it is important to ensure that the appropriate prosthodontic material is selected for each case. This step often requires a team approach in which both the prosthodontic dentist and the dental technician are involved. This learning pathway will discuss the different parameters that should influence the decision-making process for selection and use of ceramic materials in implant prostheses.

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to…

  • assess dental ceramics against material selection criteria for implant fixed dental prostheses or FDPs
  • discuss ceramic materials according to their technical aspects
  • describe prosthodontic indications for ceramic materials in implant prostheses and abutments
Publication date: Nov 5, 2018 Last review date: Oct 29, 2018 Next review date: Oct 29, 2021
  • All-Ceramic
  • Components & Materials
  • Dental Laboratory
  • English
  • Esthetics
  • FDP
  • Languages
  • Pathway
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Materials
  • Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
  • Prosthodontics

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