Clinical Review

Did you know? Facts about the Straumann® CARES® Zirconium Dioxide Abutment

For high-end esthetics in the anterior region.

Zirconia (zirconium dioxide, ZrO2) is a popular material in restorative dentistry for implant abutments due to its superior mechanical properties compared to other ceramics (Manicone et al., 2007). The whitish color allows for highly esthetic dental restorations especially in the anterior maxilla and for patients with thin mucosal biotype. An increasing number of third-party manufacturers now offer all-zirconia abutments. However, all-zirconia abutments are not all alike – quality and manufacturing expertise make a difference