Date: August 2023.
Source: Journal of Dentistry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2023.104649. ONLINE
Background: A digital workflow for implant-supported fixed complete prostheses (ISFCP) using photogrammetry (PG), virtual articulator (VA), and virtual facebow (VF) data remains a challenge.
Materials and Methods: The novel ISFCP technique included four steps: (1) formation of a dynamic virtual patient, (2) integration of PG data, (3) fabrication of a diagnostic ISFCP, and (4) fabrication of a definitive ISFCP and test of the deviation.
Results: Dynamic virtual patients were formed by integrating PG, VA, and VF data. The cumulative root mean square deviation between the designed data and actual definitive prosthesis was 140.4 µm.
Conclusions: The novel technique for ISFCP fabrication described in this paper can help optimise the clinical efficiency and quality of ISFCP but requires an initial learning curve.
Clinical Significance: The novel technique for ISFCP fabrication described in this paper can help optimise the clinical efficiency and quality of ISFCP but requires an initial learning curve.
Article: A novel technique for implant-supported fixed complete rehabilitation based on a dynamic virtual patient.
Authors: Jing Wang, Yu-Lu Wu, Jing Ma, Fan Wu, De-Hua Li. School of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, PR China.