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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)



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Int J Esthet Dent 7 (2012), No. 1     2. Feb. 2012
Int J Esthet Dent 7 (2012), No. 1  (02.02.2012)

Page 48-60, PubMed:22319764

Inlay-retained Zirconia Fixed Dental Prosthesis: Clinical and Laboratory Procedures
Monaco, Carlo / Cardelli, Paolo / Bolognesi, Michele / Scotti, Roberto / Özcan, Mutlu
Many treatment options are currently available for single tooth replacement, such as metal-ceramic, all-ceramic, direct or indirect fiber-reinforced composite fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) or implants. Inlay-retained FDPs could be indicated especially when adjacent teeth have preexisting restorations and where implant placement is not possible or not indicated. In such cases, indication of both metal-ceramic and fiber-reinforced composite FDPs has certain disadvantages. This paper describes the use of all-ceramic inlay-retained FDPs with zirconia frameworks, veneered with a press-on technique. The retainer margins were made of pressed ceramic to make adhesive luting possible. In deep cavities, a full contour press-on ceramic all around the retainers increased the available surface area for the adhesive approach.