Inlay-Retained Aesthetic Fixed Prosthesis Using Monolithic Zirconia: A Case Report
Various indirect restorations to restore a single missing tooth in the posterior region are available in dentistry such as traditional full coverage fixed dental prostheses, implant-supported crowns, and inlay-retained fixed prosthesis. Resin bonded FDPs represent a minimally invasive procedure; preexisting fillings can minimize tooth structure removal and give retention to the IRFP, transforming it into an ultraconservative option. New high strength zirconia ceramics, with their stiffness and high mechanical properties, could be considered a right choice for an Inlay retained aesthetic fixed prosthesis rehabilitation. The case report describes an IRFP treatment using a CAD/CAM monolithic zirconia. Clinical and laboratory steps are illustrated, according to the most recent scientific protocols. Pleasing esthetic and better functional integration of indirect restoration at six months follow-up confirmed the success of this conservative approach.
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