Objective: The aim of this case report was to present a minimally invasive and esthetic treatment approach for the replacement of missing teeth removable partial dentures retained by zirconia ceramic resin-bonded attachments.
Schlagwörter: all-ceramic, precision-retained removable dental prostheses, resin-bonded attachments, zirconia
Method and materials: The resin-bonded attachments were digitally designed and milled using CAD/CAM technology from monolithic 3Y-TZP zirconia ceramic. The resin-bonded attachments had an optimized attachment design approved for zirconia ceramic. The preparation was based on general preparation guidelines for resin-bonded attachments and resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs). After placement of rubber dam, the resin-bonded attachments were bonded with a phosphate monomer-containing luting resin.
Results: The presented resin-bonded attachment-retained removable partial denture was successful over 30 months of clinical observation without any complications. The patient was satisfied with the minimally invasive treatment procedure.
Conclusion: Zirconia ceramic resin-bonded attachments fabricated with a special attachment design are an esthetic and minimally invasive treatment approach. However, clinical data on the long-term outcome of zirconia resin-bonded attachments are still needed. (Quintessence Int 2023;54:220–226; doi: 10.3290/j.qi.b3819523)