Journal of Prosthodontics News   May 26, 2020

Virtual Patient Integrated with a Virtual Articulator for Complex Implant Rehabilitation


Now online in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Drs. Junying Li, Zhaozhao Chen, Bo Dong, Hom‐Lay Wang, Tim Joda, and Haiyang Yu describe the treatment of a 47‐year‐old male with full‐mouth guided immediate implant placement and immediate loading of CAD/CAM interim prostheses utilizing virtual patient simulations that also incorporate a workflow with proper CR, VDO, and location of hinge axis.

In this digital workflow, a maxillomandibular relationship record device was applied when obtaining CBCT images to maintain maxilla and mandible position. Furthermore, the virtual patient helped integrate VDO, CR, mandibular movement simulation, and facial soft tissue data. These data allowed the digital design and occlusal adjustment of the prostheses prior to the surgery and reduced occlusal adjustments during prosthetic delivery.

Li J, Chen Z, Dong B, et al: Registering maxillomandibular relation to create a virtual patient integrated with a virtual articulator for complex implant rehabilitation: a clinical report. J Prosthodont 2020. 


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