Optical Behavior of Zirconia-Based Restorations Over Teeth and Implants in the Esthetic Zone: A Clinical Report

Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2021 May;42(5):236-241.


While various zirconia-based alternatives are available today for the restoration of teeth and implants in the esthetic zone, each treatment approach could result in different optical behavior. To clinically demonstrate these differences, this case report describes a rehabilitation in the esthetic zone using several options of teeth- and implant-supported restorations. Conventional veneered zirconia crowns, high-translucent monolithic zirconia crowns, and minimally veneered high-translucent zirconia crowns were proposed and assessed under different light sources before cementation. The patient and clinical team achieved consensus on the minimally veneered high-translucent zirconia crowns, which were then cemented and have performed well over both tooth and implant substrates.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Crowns
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Humans
  • Zirconium


  • Dental Implants
  • Zirconium
  • zirconium oxide