Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry – Optimizing the esthetic outcome by using screw-retained implant abutment crowns
Dr. Emanuele Cicero’s latest article : “Optimizing the esthetic outcome by using screw-retained implant abutment crowns: A 3-year clinical follow-up” has been published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, which is the leading professional journal devoted exclusively to prosthetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Emanuele Cicero introduced the concept of an implant screw-retained abutment crown that can optimize esthetics by combining the properties of ceramic materials.
It is such an honor to have his latest article published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, which the official publication for 24 leading U.S. international prosthodontic organizations.
The purpose of this clinical report was to introduce the concept of an implant screw-retained abutment crown that would allow an optimal match to adjacent tooth-supported lithium disilicate crowns while minimizing mechanical complications. Few studies are available that evaluated the difference between abutment-crowns and abutments with separate cemented crowns. In this clinical report, abutments with separate lithium disilicate crowns were used. This improved the shade match to the adjacent tooth-supported lithium disilicate crowns. Furthermore, it allowed a match to the opposing restorative materials and could reduce occlusal wear as the mandibular arch had been restored with lithium disilicate crowns; this should avoid the complication of veneering porcelain chipping from porcelain-veneered zirconia restorations.
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You can read the article here: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry