Restoring implants in the esthetic zone can be regarded as one of the more difficult procedures in dentistry. The use of customized abutments has become a common practice to aid in the development of a proper emergence profile of restorations. The standard material over the years has been titanium, however, the emergence of zirconia as a restorative option has become popular when restoring with more translucent materials like lithium disilicate. A compromise between strength and esthetics is anodizing the titanium abutments to have a yellow color to help mask the grey hues from the silver abutments. This case report aims to provide readers with information comparing anodized and zirconia abutments when restoring implants with lithium disilicate restorations in the esthetic zone.
Implant Restorative Options in the Esthetic Zone Anodized versus Zirconia Abutments
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Matthew Yeung, Katherine Parham, Marc Plaisance, John Coleman, Michael Pruett; Implant Restorative Options in the Esthetic Zone Anodized versus Zirconia Abutments. J Oral Implantol 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-21-00060
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