A novel digital approach for fixed full-mouth implant-supported rehabilitations : a case report

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Successful rehabilitation of a patient?s entire dentition with implant-supported fixed prostheses requires restoration of function, esthetics and comfort. To achieve this goal, the clinician and laboratory technician must work in concert with one another to navigate the multiple steps from the patient?s initial evaluation to delivery of the final prostheses. Key to this is the ability of the clinician to provide the technician with detailed information regarding the patient?s extra- and intraoral characteristics in a manner that can be easily and accurately transferred to the lab bench where it then serves as the foundation for reconstruction of the dentition. In recent years, the impressive evolution of digital technology in dentistry has dramatically facilitated this complex process. The aim of this case report is to illustrate how digital profiles of a patient?s facial and intraoral features can be merged with one another and used to generate artificial teeth and gingival tissue of a full mouth implant supported rehabilitation via computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to successfully rehabilitate a patient that initially presented with a terminal dentition.
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Llobell, Arturo ; Bergler, Michael ; Fraiman, Howard ; Korostoff, Jonathan ; Cross, Caleb ; Fiorellini, Joseph P.. A novel digital approach for fixed full-mouth implant-supported rehabilitations : a case report. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 12 9 2020: 877-882