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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Complete-arch maxillary rehabilitation using a custom-designed and manufactured titanium framework: A clinical report

      Fabrication of a passive framework when restoring multiple implants in an edentulous maxilla may be an important requisite for long-term implant survival. The development of computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques for fabricating custom 1-piece titanium frameworks can simplify that challenge. This article reports on a treatment in which a custom-milled titanium complete-arch maxillary framework was used to restore a compromised maxillary arch. A 4-year follow-up demonstrated a steady state of bone and no prosthodontic complications. (J Prosthet Dent 2008;99:8-13)
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