Zirconia bridge
June 9, 2021
Prof. Jan-Frederik Güth, DMD, PhD

Clinical Case: Self-adhesive Cementation of a 3-unit Zirconia Bridge

Using 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia and 3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement.

About the Case

A 67-year-old male patient presented with a missing tooth 36 and caries and fillings on the neighboring teeth 35 and 37. Discussion of all treatment options with the patient led to a full zirconia 3-unit FDP as the treatment plan. After careful caries excavation and renewal of fillings, the preparation was carried out and a precision impression was taken with 3M™ Impregum™ Super Quick Polyether Impression Material. A 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia bridge was fabricated and seated with 3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement with a self-adhesive protocol.

Initial situation

Initial situation.

Preparations

Preparations.

Sandblasting of bonding surface

Sandblasting of bonding surface.

Cleaning of prep with fluoride-free polishing paste

Cleaning of prep with fluoride-free polishing paste.

Tack-cure of excess cement

Tack-cure of excess cement.

Excess cement clean-up

Excess cement clean-up.

Final result

Final result.

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