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Ultimate Zirconia Coping Design: Understnding Aesthetics and Function

eLABORATE Magazine featured Yugo’s article titled ‘Ultimate Zirconia Coping Design: Understanding Aesthetics and Function’ in Sep/Oct 2012 (published language: English).   Introduction: It has been a decade since Zirconia became available to the dental market, and it is now one of the premier alternatives to Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) restorations.   There are always pros and cons in selecting any material, and dental professionals need to treat their chosen material properly to ensure the longevity of the restorations. One of the common issues facing Zirconia is the potential fracture of the layering ceramic/porcelain (Fig 1 & 2). The general causes of the problem are: Firing program/conditions, Parafunctional stresses, Ceramic-Zirconia compatibility, and Insufficient support in the sub-structure.   Understanding of function/occlusion, visualisation of the outcome and an appropriate...

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