The Evolution of Dental Materials for Hybrid Prosthesis

Jorge Gonzalez, * Open Modal Authors Info & Affiliations
The Open Dentistry Journal 16 May 2014 CORRECTION DOI: 10.2174/1874210601408010085


Since the immemorial, the replacement of missing teeth has been a medical and cosmetic necessity for human kind. Nowadays, middle-aged population groups have experienced improved oral health, as compared to previous generations, and the percentage of edentulous adults can be expected to further decline. However, with the continued increase in the number of older adult population, it is anticipated that the need for some form of full-mouth restoration might increase from 53.8 million in 1991 to 61 million in 2020 [1]. Denture prosthetics has undergone many development stages since the first dentures were fabricated. The introduction of computer-aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has resulted in a more accurate manufacturing of prosthetic frameworks, greater accuracy of dental restorations, and in particular, implant supported prosthesis.

Keywords: Cantilevers, complete edentulous, computer-assisted design/computer-assisted machining (CAD/CAM), dental implants, hybrid prosthesis, intraoral scanner, zirconia.
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