Clinical Report| Volume 129, ISSUE 2, P251-256, February 2023

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Use of zirconia onlays in a maxillary removable implant-supported denture: A clinical report

  • Denny Chao
    Corresponding author: Dr Denny Chao, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics Biomaterial and Hospital Dentistry, The Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA School of Dentistry, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Room B3-087, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterial, and Hospital Dentistry, The Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif
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  • Ting-Ling Chang
    Clinical Professor, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterial, and Hospital Dentistry, The Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif
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      A common complication with the use of acrylic resin denture teeth is wear of the occlusal surfaces. Modifying the occlusal surfaces with gold onlays has been suggested to combat this phenomenon. This clinical report describes the use of zirconia as an alternative material on a patient with increased tendencies for occlusal wear. The advantages of using zirconia include wear resistance, decreased cost, and straightforward fabrication.
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