J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2021 Jan;59(1):126-133. 10.4047/jkap.2021.59.1.126.

Axial displacement in single-tooth implant restoration: Case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Gangnam Severance Dental Hospital, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


Axial displacement of an implant-supported prosthesis is frequently reported in clinical and laboratory studies. However, limited information is available about the behavior of the axial displacement of implant-supported prostheses functioning in intraoral situations. The present case report evaluated the three-dimensional displacement of posterior single implant-supported prostheses in 2 different patients. Internal connection type implants were placed, and screw and cement-retained prosthesis (SCRP) type prosthesis were delivered after an appropriate healing period. Intraoral digital scans were performed using an intraoral scanner (Cerec Omnicam, Dentsply Sirona, USA) on the day of crown delivery and one week, one month, and one year after delivery. The amount of 3-dimensional displacement of the prosthesis was evaluated by using a digital inspection software (Geomagic Control X, 3D systems, USA). The axial displacement of implant-supported prosthesis occurred in both patients. Furthermore, the amount of displacement increased over time.


Axial displacement; Infraposition; Internal connection; Intraoral scan; In vivo
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