Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Virtual 3-dimensional representation of a completely edentulous patient for computer-aided static implant planning


      A technique is described to create a virtual 3-dimensional representation of an edentulous patient by aligning the facial, intraoral, and cone beam computed tomography scans guided by an additively manufactured scan body. Having the virtual patient facilitated the prosthetically driven implant planning, the additive manufacturing of the surgical implant guides, and the interim dental restorations.
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