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ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

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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 Säckingen, 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.