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Combining Traditional and CAD/CAM Techniques for Simplifying Dental Implant Therapy

Matthias Karl1* and Georg Schmidtler2
1Prosthodontics Division, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
2Dental Laboratory, , Schönthal, Germany
*Corresponding Author : Matthias Karl, Prosthodontics Division, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Glückstraße 11, 91054, Erlangen, Germany, Tel: +49 9131- 8535802, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 11, 2016 / Accepted Date: Jan 28, 2016 / Published Date: Feb 04, 2016


Despite the undisputed advantages of dental implant therapy, a considerable number of patients cannot benefit from such treatment due to limited financial resources. In addition to the advent of reliable low-cost implant systems, the use of Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for fabricating implant-supported restorations may help to overcome this problem. This article presents a clinical case of two implants inserted in the fourth quadrant and restored with a cementretained Fixed Dental Prosthesis (FDP). The implant system used featured a pre-mounted multipurpose abutment used for implant insertion, impression making and as a basis for the definitive restoration. Following manual adaptation of these abutments for achieving a common path of insertion, a three-unit FDP was manufactured using a CAD/CAM system. By combining old-school and up-to-date prosthetic fabrication techniques it was possible to successfully restore this patient in a reliable and esthetic way.

Keywords: CAD/CAM; Implant therapy; Esthetics; Predictability

Citation: Karl M, Schmidtler G (2016) Combining Traditional and CAD/CAM Techniques for Simplifying Dental Implant Therapy. J Med Imp Surg 1: 103.

Copyright: © 2016 Karl M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.