Date: May 2019.
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Volume 121, Issue 5, Pages 858-862.
Abstract: This clinical report describes the integration of digital technology into the treatment of a patient with an osseointegrated implant-retained nasal prosthesis. The surgery was planned digitally to determine the optimal implant positions. Implant placement surgical guides were digitally designed and additively manufactured. Prosthetic components, including the nasal form and substructure, were simulated digitally. Based on this simulated prosthetic model, patient-specific abutments were digitally designed and copy-milled. Prototypes for the substructure and prosthesis were 3D printed. Spectrophotometry and computerized color formulation were used to generate the silicone base color of the prosthesis, and characterization was performed by eye. The integration of digital technology allowed for optimized prosthetic retention, predictable esthetic outcomes, and reduced patient appointment time.
Article: Integration of digital technology in the workflow for an osseointegrated implant-retained nasal prosthesis: A clinical report.
Authors: Lindsay McHutchion BSc, MS; Carolyn Kincade RDT, BTech; Johan Wolfaardt BDS, MDent, PhD.