Case Series
Volume 20 Issue 6 - 2021
Indirect Ceramic Restoration Repair Technique in the Aesthetic Zone: Report of 2 Cases
Aristidis Galiatsatos1* and Panagiotis Galiatsatos2
1Associate Professor, Division of Dental Technology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
2Dental Technologist, Athens, Greece, Undergraduate student, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Aristidis Galiatsatos, Associate Professor, Division of Dental Technology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece.
Received: May 03, 2021; Published: May 25, 2021




Abstract

Repair of restorations that failed for technical reasons or due to fatigue could certainly prolong the survival of functioning restorations. A technique for repairing fractured porcelain fused to metal restorations is presented. This technique uses a new overcasting (metal-ceramic or all-ceramic) crown that is cemented on the prepared fractured retainer of the prosthesis. The clinical and laboratory procedures are simple. The primary advantage of this technique is that it may be more predictable than the direct-repair method using composites, especially for situations in which a large portion of porcelain is missing. Also, this technique produces an aesthetic result that is more satisfying and stable than that of composite resins.

 

Keywords: All-Ceramic Crown; Fracture; Porcelain Fused to Metal Restorations; Repair; Zirconium Repair Method

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Citation: Aristidis Galiatsatos and Panagiotis Galiatsatos. “Indirect Ceramic Restoration Repair Technique in the Aesthetic Zone: Report of 2 Cases”. EC Dental Science 20.6 (2021): 30-39.

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