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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2017-06-29
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Ceramic chipping, Zirconia structures, Zirconiumoxide FDPs
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Received 2017-06-29
Published 2017-06-29
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Broseghini, C., Broseghini, M., & Vigolo, P. (2017). Aesthetic Functional Area Protection (AFAP): a new concept for prevention of ceramic chipping with zirconia frameworks. Journal of Osseointegration, 9(2), 245-249. https://doi.org/10.23805/jo.2017.09.02.02