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The Zirconia Implant Bridge

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  • History of Zirconia
  • Different types of Zirconia
  • How to handle the material
  • Full contour Zirconia restorations
  • Optical physical and biological properties

In his virtual lecture, Dr Markus Blatz reviews the history of Zirconia and how the material has developed over the years, also debunking some myths. He addresses the importance of understanding the different types of Zirconia in order to know how to handle the material for different types of restorations. Dr Blatz presents the option to use Zirconia for full contour restorations, and how to ensure the precision of fit of large restorations. He finishes his lecture with addressing the biological properties of the material.

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asked by ELYES KHAROUF

Is there a contra indication of using full bridge zirconia on implants for patients suffering from Bruxism ?

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Thank you for the question. Unless it is an extreme form of bruxism, there is no contraindication as long as it is properly designed (adequate restoration/connector thickness and occlusal contacts in zirconia) and occlusal/functional contacts are well balanced. (Posted by moderator on behalf of author, Dr. Markus Blatz)
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asked by Emil Svoboda

How does the zirconia bridge connect to the titanium abutments? Are there pictures or illustrations of these connections?

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At what tolerances are these prosthetic connectors, implant connections and prostheses manufactured?