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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

A three-dimensionally printed template for locating the screw channel in a cement-retained implant-supported crown: A digital workflow

Published:September 18, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2022.06.025

      Abstract

      Locating the screw channel in a cement-retained implant-supported crown is challenging. This article describes a fully digital workflow for fabricating a 3D-printed template which can accurately guide the dentist to find the screw channel. A definitive implant cast from the patient and an implant planning software program are used in the workflow. This technique provides precise guidance for finding the location and angulation of the abutment screw access hole.
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