Technologies for impression and manufacturing prosthesis on implants: literature review

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Edition V16N01 | Year 2019 | Editorial Revisão de Literatura | Pages 84 to 92

Kamila Aguiar Figueiredo Alves, Janaina Emanuela Damasceno, Viviane Maia Barreto Oliveira, Luiz Gustavo Cavalcanti Bastos, Andrea Nóbrega Cavalcanti

Rehabilitation with implants has been considered as the first choice for replacing missing teeth in Dentistry. Allied to this, materials and technologies associated with the reestablishment of aesthetics, function, quality and longevity for prosthetic restorations are constantly developing. The aim of this study was to describe the current state of technologies for printing and manufacturing implants over dentures taking into account the relevance, application and display. According to the reviewed literature, it appears that the various CAD/CAM systems (Computer-Aided Design/ Computer-Aided Manufacturing) have been increasingly usewd in Implantology for the purpose of automating an originally manual process, aiming to reduce the duration of prostheses manufacturing process and increase its reliability. Studies show that the development of CAD/CAM system resulted in improved reproducibility, mechanical strength and aesthetics results of implant supported dentures, combined with better patient compliance. On the other hand, there are still limitations to be overcome such as high cost, problems with distortion and lower precision, compared to conventional printing, in some clinical situations.

Computer-Aided Design, Dental prosthesis, Implant-supported,

Alves KAF, Damasceno JE, Oliveira VMB, Bastos LGC, Cavalcanti AN. Technologies for impression and manufacturing prosthesis on implants: literature review. J Clin Dent Res. 2019 Jan-Apr;16(1):84-92. DOI:

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