[Rehabilitation of an abraded occlusion with Procera-ZrO2 all-ceramic crowns. A case report]

Kessler-Liechti, Gerda; Mericske-Stern, Regina (2006). [Rehabilitation of an abraded occlusion with Procera-ZrO2 all-ceramic crowns. A case report]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 116(2), pp. 156-67. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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The rehabilitation of a patient with advanced tooth wear by means of Procera ZrO2 ceramic crowns is described. A healthy, 60 year old patient complained about front teeth esthetics and impaired function due to reduced tooth height. He was aware of bruxism and wished full mouth rehabilitation. The clinical examination showed that tooth wear was generalized, but most teeth could be maintained in both jaws. A staged procedure was planned, starting with a splint therapy and a provisional fixed prosthesis to reestablish correct vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) and stable occlusal contacts. The new ZrO2 material with the Procera technique was chosen to restore all teeth in both jaws, except the mandible front teeth. In the second treatment phase, crown lengthening of the maxillary front teeth was performed and one implant placed to replace a maxillary premolar. After final tooth preparation, impression taking and bite registration the ZrO2 crown-copings were scanned, processed and completed by veneering. A flat occlusal scheme with stable front teeth guidance was established. The advantage of the presented treatment is the esthetic result in combination with a material of high mechanical and biological quality.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Prosthodontics [discontinued]
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Division of Fixed Prosthodontics [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Kessler, Gerda and Mericske, Regina




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21839 (FactScience: 15265)

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