Digital Workflow For Single—Unit Implant Restorations
Digital implant impressions symbolize the link between the interface of oral surgery and prosthodontics.
Therefore, intraoral scanning constitutes a major role in the development of a complete digital implant workflow. The correct 3D detection of the implant platform position and the transfer of the supra-implant mucosa architecture are crucial for a successful treatment with predictable outcomes.
Moreover, patient-centered outcomes are gaining importance in dental therapy concepts: clinical success of the overall treatment is assumed as self-evident; convenience-oriented strategies are in the focus of the patients with their growing claims.
However, how many bits ‘n bytes are necessary to fulfill the dentist´s and patient´s expectations satisfying clinical and technical requirements in routine implant practice? The implementation of digital workflows strongly depends upon personal attitudes and interests; yet today, the implementation of virtual implant technology is not a question of if, but more of when to jump on...
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