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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Using an existing digital surgical guide and used burs as aids for a complete-arch implant impression

  • Rong Rong
    Affiliations
    Graduate student, Department of Prosthodontics, The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PR China
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  • Ting-Yun Lin
    Affiliations
    Graduate student, Department of Prosthodontics, The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PR China
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  • Yue Sa
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author: Dr Yue Sa, Department of Prosthodontics, The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, 237 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, PR CHINA
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    Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PR China
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Published:December 23, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.09.032
      The accuracy of an implant impression is essential to the passive fit of implant abutments.
      • Manzella C.
      • Bignardi C.
      • Burello V.
      • Carossa S.
      • Schierano G.
      Method to improve passive fit of frameworks on implant-supported prostheses: an in vitro study.
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      • Pesce P.
      • Pera F.
      • Setti P.
      • Menini M.
      Precision and accuracy of a digital impression scanner in full-arch implant rehabilitation.
      The open tray impression technique with splinting impression copings is recommended for edentulous patients.
      • Papaspyridakos P.
      • Chen C.J.
      • Gallucci G.O.
      • Doukoudakis A.
      • Weber H.P.
      • Chronopoulos V.
      Accuracy of implant impressions for partially and completely edentulous patients: a systematic review.
      • Joshi A.A.
      • Gaikwad A.M.
      • Nadgere J.B.
      • Ram S.M.
      Orthodontic elastomeric chain as an alternative to dental floss for splinting implant impression copings for complete-arch implant impressions.
      • Gaikwad A.M.
      • Joshi A.A.
      • Nadgere J.B.
      Orthodontic wire loop for engaging dental floss or orthodontic elastomeric chain in the open tray implant impression technique.
      This article presents an accurate, convenient, and cost-effective technique for splinting open tray impression copings by using an existing digital surgical guide and used burs for complete-arch implant impression .
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      Figure 1A, Protective caps for screw-retained abutments after surgery. B, Panoramic radiograph to verify proper seating of open tray impression posts. C, Connect used dental burs to open tray impression copings with autopolymerizing acrylic resin. D, Connect adjacent acrylic resin ends.
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      Figure 2A, Digital surgical guide. B, Custom open tray fabricated by removing metal sleeves on occlusal surface and trimming adjacent materials. C, Intaglio surface of impression. D, Reverse side of impression. E, Interim prosthesis secured intraorally.
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