Restorative Materials

There is an increasing choice of restorative materials available for final implant prostheses and selecting from among these materials can be bewildering. This Learning Pathway will discuss the options available together with their respective indications, advantages, and disadvantages. 

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

  • describe the ideal properties for dental materials used to fabricate implant-supported fixed dental prostheses (FDPs)
  • list the materials that are available to fabricate implant-supported FDPs
  • rate available materials against the ideal properties for implant-supported FDP materials
  • identify specific situations where special care should be exercised in selecting materials for implant-supported FDPs
Publication date: Jun 28, 2015 Last review date: Feb 6, 2021 Next review date: Feb 6, 2024
  • All-Ceramic
  • Complications
  • Components & Materials
  • English
  • Esthetics
  • Languages
  • Mechanical/Technical Complications
  • Metal-Ceramic
  • Outcomes
  • Pathway
  • Prosthesis Materials
  • Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
  • Prosthodontics
  • Resin-Metal Hybrid
  • Success and Survival

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