Celin Arce, DDS, MS, FACP
Doctor in Dental Surgery, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (2005-2009) Advanced Education in Prosthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (2012-2015) Master of Science in Clinical Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (2013-2016) Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Assistant Professor at the Restorative Sciences Department at University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (2015 to present)
Active member of numerous organizations: American Prosthodontic Society, Academy of Ossseointegration and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Lecturer for national conferences and continuing education courses Practice limited to dental implants and high end complex oral rehabilitations
Full arch implant supported restorations have been documented to have high success rates. Many combinations of materials have been used for these type of restorations such as metal alloy-acrylic, metal alloy-composite, and metal alloy-ceramic. However, complications including fractured or debonded acrylic resin teeth, wear of opposing surfaces, ceramic chipping, difficulty in shade matching of acrylic and pink ceramic, lack of passive fit, and extensive work for repair after framework breakage have encouraged dentists to look for other material options. The following case study will present the clinical and laboratory protocol to fabricate a zirconia full arch prosthesis.