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Abutment Choices for Implant-Supported Zirconia Crowns and Bridges: Discussion Topic

Last Updated April 01, 2012
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

I have treatment planned one of my patients for implant supported zirconia crowns and bridges.  One issue that has been raised by some of my colleagues is the advisability of using titanium alloy abutments under the zirconia crowns and bridges.  Some feel that the best results will be achieved by using ceramic abutments instead of titanium alloy.  My understanding of the physical properties of  zirconia and titanium is that they are quite similar and there really is no significant incompatability or cause for concern.  Any reason why I cannot use titanium abutments with zirconia crowns?  Has anybody done this?  What were your results?

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