Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Digital workflow for predictable immediate loading in the mandible by using a shape memory dental implant abutment system: A clinical report


      Digital surgical planning for immediately loaded dental implants can be a predictable and accurate procedure, with the interim prosthesis also designed digitally. If the planning and execution are meticulous, chairside adjustments can be minimized because the outcome should be closely matched to the proposed digital plan. A novel dental implant abutment system made from a shape memory metal could be an answer to the cement versus screw controversy as it uses neither. This new system can provide patients with better esthetics and is biologically favorable.
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