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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Straightforward procedure for fabricating a digital cast from a conventional impression with a dental scanner and a free software program

Published:December 14, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.08.046
      An intraoral scanner allows the recording of hard and soft tissues in a rapid and comfortable way for patients with teeth and attached gingiva.
      • Wang C.
      • Shi Y.-F.
      • Xie P.-J.
      • Wu J.-H.
      Accuracy of digital complete dentures: a systematic review of in vitro studies.
      In edentulous patients with minimal keratinized gingiva and mobile lingual and buccal tissues, scanning can be problematic, leading to poor quality scans.
      • Beretta M.
      • Poli P.P.
      • Tansella S.
      • Aguzzi M.
      • Meoli A.
      • Maiorana C.
      Cast-free digital workflow for implant-supported rehabilitation in a completely edentulous patient: a clinical report.
      In these situations, conventional impression making and subsequent scanning of the resulting cast may be useful for providing the advantages of the digital workflow, including instant delivery to the dental laboratory and the possibility of working cast-free.
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        • Wang C.
        • Shi Y.-F.
        • Xie P.-J.
        • Wu J.-H.
        Accuracy of digital complete dentures: a systematic review of in vitro studies.
        J Prosthet Dent. 2021; 125: 249-256
        • Beretta M.
        • Poli P.P.
        • Tansella S.
        • Aguzzi M.
        • Meoli A.
        • Maiorana C.
        Cast-free digital workflow for implant-supported rehabilitation in a completely edentulous patient: a clinical report.
        J Prosthet Dent. 2021; 125: 197-203