Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Treating an edentulous mandible with an implant-supported prosthesis with a shape-memory alloy abutment system

Published:November 18, 2019DOI:


      This clinical report describes a treatment protocol for completely edentulous patients using digital implant planning for an all-on-4 treatment of both the maxilla and mandible as well as the use of a shape-memory alloy retention system to secure a complete-arch restoration to the mandible.
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