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White roots – when & where?

The ongoing discussion about sensitivities associated with dental titanium implants causes an increasing demand for all-ceramic implant systems. One-piece zirconia systems are quite successful according to recent studies. However, many situations are difficult to manage with one-piece systems. In two-piece zirconia systems, there are problems with the anchoring of the abutments and the choice of the abutment material is also not clarified.

 

Learning objectives

  • Advantages and disadvantages of different implant and abutment materials
  • Decision making: Which cases are suitable for zirconia implants
  • Clinical handling of a two-piece zirconia-system