J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2015 Jul;53(3):234-243. 10.4047/jkap.2015.53.3.234.

Digital intraoral impression for immediate provisional restoration of maxillary single implant: A case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Sun Dental Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. sjogren6323@gmail.com


Developing of digital technique, it is possible to fabricate implant prostheses for edentulous area using intraoral 3-dimentional information throughout implant diagnosis and treatment process. It is being changed that from the method using CAD/CAM, producing prostheses by model scanning after conventional impression and model processing, to the method of fabricating implant provisional restorations and customized abutments by digital impression after connecting digital impression copings (scanbody) and implant fixtures without models. But, this digital method has not been actively used for implant prostheses not yet. Specially, it is short of intraoral digital impression cases for immediate provisional restorations of the maxillary anterior implants. The gingival contour impression of maxillary anterior area is very important for esthetic restorations. Accordingly, in this case report, the using a digital impression coping (scanbody) and digital impression by CEREC Omnicam (Sirona, Bensheim, Germany) or Trios (3shape, Copenhagen, Denmark) were introduced for immediate provisional restorations in 3 cases needed a single implant restoration in maxillary anterior area. The clinical results were satisfactory on the convenience and accuracy of digital impression technique and the good esthetics of final restorations.


Digital impression coping; Digital impression; Intraoral scanner; Immediate implant placement

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Prostheses and Implants
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