The accurate transfer of the subgingival contours of implant-supported restorations and pontics is essential for providing the dental technician with the necessary information to fabricate an optimal definitive fixed dental prosthesis. However, once the interim restoration is removed to make an impression, the subgingival tissue, which is no longer physically supported, tends to collapse. This digital intraoral and extraoral scanning technique offers a way to transfer the subgingival contours and intaglio surface of the interim restoration to the definitive restoration. In addition, this technique can reduce clinical and laboratory time, as well as the necessity of storing gypsum casts.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery