Adapting fixed prosthodontics principles to screw-retained restorations.

G. J. Chiche, A. Pinault, C. Weaver, I. Finger

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Implant restorations may be visualized clinically using a provisional fixed partial denture and in the laboratory with a fully contoured waxing on the master cast. The benefits of eggshell restorations for provisional restorations are as valid in implant prostheses as in conventional restorations. A technique is presented using the plastic laboratory sleeves to provide reliable anchorage as well as protection and preservation of the abutments. A fully contoured waxing on the master cast predictably determines the most appropriate design for screw-retained restorations. When unfavorable implant placement would create compromised morphology, a retrievable auxiliary substructure is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalThe International journal of prosthodontics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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