TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN CAD/CAM FIXED REHABILITATION ON IMPLANTS

Maria-Antonela Beldiman, Monica Tatarciuc, Elena Luca, Anca-Mihaela Vițalariu

ABSTRACT

Aim of the study The CAD/CAM technology changes all aspects in dentistry and the restorative process becomes much easier and more efficient for dentists, patients and laboratories, in order to get aesthetic and qualitative prosthetic rehabilitation. Use of the CAD-CAM technologies to manufacture prosthetic frameworks on dental implants is noticeably increasing. Material and methods Our paper presents some technological aspects in the complex digital workflow for a metallic framework fixed on four implants, on mandible of a complete edentulous patient. Results The CAD software was used to create a digital model of the soft tissue, patient’s occlusal relationship, opposed teeth, and implant scan body. Exocad software system helped us to make a virtual framework for fixed prosthodontics rehabilitation, and by milling we obtained the metallic Cr-Co framework. Conclusions Digital technology applied in full-arch implant rehabilitation has gained a lot in dental practice, but there is important to establish a complete digital workflow for implants, framework fabrication and aesthetic elements for optimum prosthetic appliances.

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