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Esthetics using monolithic zirconia and hand-layered zirconia fixed partial denture


S. Vaishali & Revathi Duraisamy*



Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, Chennai, India; *Corresponding author



S. Vaishali - E-mail: 151501073.sdc@saveetha.com
Revathi Duraisamy - E-mail: revathid.sdc@saveetha.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received June 2, 2022; Revised July 31, 2022; Accepted July 31, 2022, Published July 31, 2022



Edentulism and dental disease have a major effect on the standard of lifetime of patients. Fixed partial dentures have become the treatment of choice for many people for the replacement of edentulous space in the oral cavity. Therefore, it is of interest to correlate and compare the esthetics between monolithic zirconia and hand layered zirconia among fixed partial dentures in Saveetha Dental College. 100 patients who monolithic zirconia and hand layered zirconia had fixed partial dentures were included within the study. Pink and white esthetic scores were evaluated. Data collected were entered in SPSS and analyzed through Chi square test. It was observed that hand layered zirconia have better white esthetic score (p<0.000) and pink esthetic score (p<0.003) when compared to monolithic zirconia fixed partial dentures, which were statistically significant. It was concluded that hand layered zirconia fixed partial dentures have better esthetics than monolithic zirconia fixed partial dentures.



Esthetics, fixed partial denture, hand layered, monolithic, zirconia



Vaishali & Revathi, Bioinformation 18(7): 651-656 (2022)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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