Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Digital workflow for designing an interim implant-supported restoration with an optimal emergence profile in an open-source software program

Published:December 06, 2022DOI:


      The esthetics and emergence profile design of implant-supported restorations in the anterior zone can be challenging. This dental technique describes a digital approach to designing an optimal emergence profile from the implant head to the definitive prosthetic volume with facial cutback for an esthetic implant-supported interim crown. A printed interim implant-supported restoration with an adequate emergence profile and a facial cutback for composite resin layering is obtained.
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