Aesthetic Functional Area Protection (AFAP): a new concept for prevention of ceramic chipping with zirconia frameworks

  • Cristiano Broseghini CDT, Private Practice, Pergine Valsugana, Italy.
  • Mauro Broseghini DDS , Private Practice, Pergine Valsugana, Italy.
  • Paolo Vigolo | paolovigolo@virgilio.it DMD, MSD, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Odontostomatology, University of Padova, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, Padova, Italy.

Abstract

Chipping of the ceramic veneer is reported as a common event when using copings made with zirconium-oxide based for fixed dental prostheses (FDPs). Inadequate support of the veneering ceramic by the zirconia substructure IS considered one of the possible causes of this complication. In this article, a new technical method for prevention of ceramic chipping with zirconia frameworks, the Aesthetic Functional Area Protection (AFAP), IS presented.

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Published
2017-06-29
Section
Articles
Keywords
Ceramic chipping, Zirconia structures, Zirconiumoxide FDPs