Material Considerations for Full-Arch Implant-Supported Restorations

  • Saj JivrajEmail author
  • Sundeep Rawal
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


There are various materials to choose from when designing full-arch fixed implant-supported restorations. Material choices include a traditional acryl resin titanium prosthesis to monolithic milled zirconia. As technological advancements occur, newer materials and manufacturing process are being introduced into these therapies; however clear guidelines on design and material selection are lacking. The purpose of this chapter is to look at specific areas including screw access, restorative space, opposing dentition, aesthetics, framework design and fabrication processes to create guidelines to aid clinicians in making relevant and predictable decisions with respect to therapy for patients with fixed implant-supported restorations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Herman Ostrow USC School of DentistryLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Eastmann Dental InstituteLondonUK
  3. 3.Private PracticeOxnardUSA
  4. 4.Private PracticeMerritt IslandUSA

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