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Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Oral health Practice, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose St. D646, Lexington, KY 40536, USA

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Faculty of Dentistry, Taibah University, Almadena Almunawara, Saudi Arabia

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Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Oral health Practice, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 40536, USA





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Academic Editor: Bernhard Pommer

Abstract Impression techniques for implant restorations can be implant level or abutment level impressions with open tray or closed tray techniques. Conventional implant-abutment level impression techniques are predictable for maximizing esthetic outcomes. Restoration of the implant traditionally requires the use of the metal or plastic impression copings, analogs, and laboratory components. Simplifying the dental implant restoration by reducing armamentarium through incorporating conventional techniques used daily for crowns and bridges will allow more general dentists to restore implants in their practices. The demonstrated technique is useful when modifications to implant abutments are required to correct the angulation of malpositioned implants. This technique utilizes conventional crown and bridge impression techniques. As an added benefit, it reduces costs by utilizing techniques used daily for crowns and bridges. The aim of this report is to describe a simplified conventional impression technique for custom abutments and modified prefabricated solid abutments for definitive restorations. View Full-Text

Keywords: implant; abutment; impression; coping; analog; crown and bridge implant; abutment; impression; coping; analog; crown and bridge





Author: Ahmad Kutkut 1,* , Osama Abu-Hammad 2 and Robert Frazer 3

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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