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Maxillary and Mandibular Complete-Arch Implant Rehabilitation Using a Complete Digital Workflow


Now online in the Journal of Prosthodontics, a case report co-authored by ACP members Walaa Magdy Ahmed BDS, MSc, Dip (Prosthodontics), PhD, FRCDC and Hatem Alqarni BDS, MS, Dip (Prosthodontics), DABP, FACP, FRCD(C).

This report describes the clinical steps involved in maxillary and mandibular complete-arch implant rehabilitation using a completely digital workflow.

A 41-year-old female patient presented to the prosthodontic clinic. The treatment plan included extractions of all teeth followed by prosthetic rehabilitation with maxillary and mandibular immediate complete dentures.

The double digital scan technique was used to record the maxillary arch and the triple digital scan technique was used to record the mandibular arch. The digital protocol allowed for the recording of implant positions via scan bodies, soft tissues, and the interocclusal relationship in the same visit. The technique for the mandibular digital scan used soft tissue landmarks by creating windows in the patient's provisional prostheses to superimpose the three digital scans and consequently fabricate and verify the maxillary and mandibular prototype prostheses and definitive complete-arch zirconia prosthesis.

The digital workflow described may be a valid alternative to conventional workflows. It eliminates the need for a virtual face-bow record and allows the designing of definitive prostheses in a manner similar to interim prostheses.

Ahmed, WM, Alhazmi, A, Alharbi, MT, Azhari, AA, Alqarni, H, Shaheen, HF, et al. Maxillary and mandibular complete-arch implant rehabilitation using a complete digital workflow: A case report. J. Prosthodont. 2023; 1– 7. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.13677


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