ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

ARAB DENTAL 26 (2013), No. 4     16. Jan. 2014
ARAB DENTAL 26 (2013), No. 4  (16.01.2014)

Page 46-50, Language: Arabic

Monolithic Restoration Fabricated Using Industrially Prefabricated Translucent Zircon Oxide
Jordan, Andreas / Gruber, Anja / Ebell, Andreas
Zircon oxide (ZrO2) is now well established as a material in dental technology due to its special material properties. In addition to high strength and translucency, the use of monolithic zircon oxide as a fully anatomical, aesthetic restoration also requires a tooth-coloured initial material. Industrially prefabricated blanks based on known shade guides (VITA Classical, 3D Master, Vita Zahnfabrik, Bad S├Ąckingen, Germany) can adapt the original white colour of the zircon oxide material to resemble the natural tooth shade. The following example case demonstrates why the deciding factor with pre-coloured zircon oxide is the reproduction of a neutral shade. This report is based on the findings and personal opinions and experience of the authors.