Restorative Material Options

The prosthetic definition of a hybrid restoration is, “replacing multiple missing materials”. Usually this entails replacing both “pink and white”. Traditionally, hybrid restorations use denture teeth and acrylics to accomplish this, however, with the improvements in dental ceramic materials over the past several years, zirconia based hybrids are on the rise at Van Hook Dental Studio. Porcelain fused to metal hybrids have been on the decline due to the high costs of precious alloys and the high rate of fracturing of a layered ceramic, implant borne restoration. A ceramic solution can now be achieved through CAD/CAM technology using monolithic zirconia for those patients that require a more robust structure for additional strength.