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CLINICAL TECHNIQUE

Digital Fabrication of a Repositioning Jig for Multiunit Abutments Placement: A Dental Technique

Majed Altoman, Hatem Alqarni, Mohammed Alfaifi, Mathew T Kattadiyil

Keywords : 3D Printing, Abutments, CAD/CAM, Complete denture, Dental Implants, Dental prostheses, Edentulism, Full mouth rehabilitation, Rapid prototyping, Stereolithography

Citation Information : Altoman M, Alqarni H, Alfaifi M, Kattadiyil MT. Digital Fabrication of a Repositioning Jig for Multiunit Abutments Placement: A Dental Technique. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021; 11 (1):54-57.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1288

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: Designing and fabrication of a digital computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) implant abutment repositioning jig (IARJ) by using additive manufacturing. Background: The implant-supported fixed complete denture (ISFCD) is a predictable treatment option in the restoration of the edentulous arch situations. Advancements in CAD-CAM have improved the workflow efficiency in ISFCD fabrication. Technique: An implant abutment repositioning jig is used to ensure easy and accurate placement of angled multiunit abutments (MUAs). This report describes a technique, a digital workflow, and fabrication of IARJ. Conclusion: Use of digital technology in IARJ fabrication offers certain advantages such as an easy archiving STL file, fabrication for future maintenance or replacement of MUAs if needed.


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