Journal of Dentistry Defense

Guided Implant surgery and Immediate Function: An Emerging Trend in Full Arch Rehabilitation of Edentulous Patients

Banari Avina S, Roy Subrata, Viswambaran M, Panda BP, KS Naveen
Published: Journal of Dentistry Defense Section 2016; 11.1, 44-50

ABSTRACT

Implant dentistry is in the midst of a revolutionary change in providing an effective and predictable approach to provide full arch immediate fixed teeth for edentulous patients using CT/CBCT imaging and CAD/CAM technology.
This article reviews the rationale, techniques, and advantages of a guided full-arch immediate function implant treatment modality that includes placement of prefabricated conventional denture using conversion technique for edentulous patients.
The case presentation depicts a protocol highlighting on the surgical and prosthetic sequence, laboratory techniques, materials, and occlusal management of both the provisional and final prostheses.