Esthetic outcomes of single-tooth implant-supported restorations using metal-ceramic restorations with zirconia or titanium abutments: A randomized controlled clinical study

Nicola Baldini, Chiara D'Elia, M. Clementini, Ana Carrillo de Albornoz, Mariano Sanz, Massimo De Sanctis

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to test whether zirconia abutments exhibit the same clinical and esthetic outcomes as titanium abutments in single-tooth implant restorations in the esthetic area. The 24 treated patients were randomly assigned to a test (zirconia abutment) or control (titanium abutment) group. Objective evaluations were carried out using the Implant Crown Aesthetic Index (ICAI) and the Papilla Index (PI) at the 1-month and 12-month follow-up examinations after crown cementation. No significant differences, either in ICAI or in other periodontal or radiographic measurements, were observed. At 1 year, zirconia and titanium abutments exhibited the same esthetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e59-e66
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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