Edition V13N04 | Year 2016 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 109 to 119
Dental implants are widely recognized as a viable treatment for patients with totally edentulous jaw and/or maxilla. Implant-supported fixed prostheses are an predictable treatment option with proven durability, when their infrastructure is adapted and feature passivity to the implant/abutment system. The preparation of these infrastructures can be performed using the lost wax technique or by the digital scanning and milling system known as CAD/CAM. On these infrastructures various coating materials can be applied, such as acrylic resins, acrylic prefabricated teeth and ceramics, conventionally applied or using the CAD/CAM system. The purpose of this article is, by means of reporting two clinical cases, to compare two techniques for creating implant-supported ceramic prosthesis: the conventional technique with metal infrastructure made by the lost wax method and glazing ceramic, and the digital milling technique, with infrastructure and teeth in monolithic CAD/CAM zirconia.
Carneiro AFM, Arruda T, Peloso RM, Silva CO, Marson F. Prosthetic rehabilitation in the maxilla with fixed Implant-supported ceramic prosthesis – conventional technic vs. CAD/CAM: case report. J Clin Dent Res. 2016 Oct-Dec;13(4):109-19. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2447-911x.13.4.109-119.oar