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Full-Arch Implant Restorations: Monolithic Zirconia or Acrylic Hybrids?

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Paresh B. Patel, DDS

Paresh Patel, DDS
• Graduate, Georgia/AAID MaxiCourse®
• Clinical instructor, Reconstructive Dentistry Institute
• Private practice, Lenoir and Mooresville, North Carolina


Sponsored by Glidewell Dental, Presidential Sponsor

This multimedia presentation will highlight the advantages of the BruxZir® Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis, which has emerged as an esthetic,
more durable alternative to the acrylic hybrid denture. While both of these options provide the edentulous patient the superior function and
stability of a fixed restoration, the monolithic construction of the BruxZir® Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis resists the chipping, stains, and fractures that have been known to compromise acrylic-based restorations.

Learning Objectives: At completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Understand how monolithic zirconia implant restorations avoid prosthetic complications common to the acrylic hybrid denture
2. Describe the basic treatment protocol for the BruxZir® Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis
3. Relate how the strength characteristics of monolithic zirconia result in a durable, long-lasting implant restoration
4. Explain the use of provisionals and CAD/CAM technology in the fabrication of the BruxZir® Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis

Topics: Patel, Glidewell Dental, Full-arch