J Adv Prosthodont.  2016 Aug;8(4):329-332. 10.4047/jap.2016.8.4.329.

Fabrication of a CAD/CAM monolithic zirconia crown to fit an existing partial removable dental prosthesis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. odontopia@khu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Prosthodontics, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Fabricating a surveyed prosthesis beneath an existing partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP) is a challenging and time-consuming procedure. The computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology was applied to fabricate a retrofitted, surveyed zirconia prosthesis to an existing PRDP. CAD/CAM technology enabled precise and easy replication of the contour of the planned surveyed crown on the existing abutment tooth. This technology ensured excellent adaptation and fit of newly fabricated crown to the existing PRDP with minimal adjustments. In this case report, a seventy-year-old male patient presented with fractured existing surveyed crown. Because the existing PRDP was serviceable, new crown was fabricated to the existing PRDP.

Keyword

Computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Monolithic zirconia crown; Retrofitting; Surveyed crown; Replication

MeSH Terms

Crowns*
Dental Prosthesis*
Humans
Male
Prostheses and Implants
Tooth
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