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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry



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Int J Comput Dent 22 (2019), No. 4     13. Dec. 2019
Int J Comput Dent 22 (2019), No. 4  (13.12.2019)

Page 381-388, PubMed:31840147, Language: German/English

Monolithic restorations on customized titanium abutments - a cast-free approach without the necessity of gingiva management for impression taking
Reich, Sven / Hartkamp, Oliver / Düringer, René / Lötzerich, Markus / Brücklmeier, Anna
The present application report describes a cast-free and chairside workflow that enables the manufacturing of monolithic restorations on custom-made abutments without damaging the periimplant soft tissue for impression taking. An easily achievable checklist for the individualization of standard abutments is presented so that the shape of the abutment is compatible with especially developed software after optical impressions. The principle of the method contains an extraoral impression of the finish line of the abutment and an intraoral impression that indicates the abutment position in relation to the adjacent teeth. The software needed for the semi-automated registration of the intra- and extraoral impression operates with .stl data and can be provided by the corresponding author on request.

Keywords: customized abutments, chairside, cast-free, registration, intraoral, scanner, software, finish line