J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2021 Jan;59(1):97-106. 10.4047/jkap.2021.59.1.97.

Full mouth rehabilitation with implant-supported fixed prosthesis via dental CAD-CAM system

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Dental implants should be placed at ideal sites for implant-supported restorations. For a patient with insufficient residual ridge, mouth preparation including surgical intervention can be indicated to establish a soft and hard tissue environment favorable for a definitive prosthesis. Prosthodontic design based on computer-guided surgery and computer-aided design-computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) provides a visual blueprint allowing a clinician to assess the necessity of such a surgical intervention beforehand. In this case, a definitive restoration was planned and made via a CAD-CAM system according to the patient’s oral status before treatment, simulated surgical interventions and serial provisional restorations. Based on the planning, a guided template was made and the implants were installed with bone augmentation using the template. Customized abutments, the first and the second provisional restorations were designed and fabricated by CAD-CAM. The definitive restorations were digitally made following the shape of the second provisional prostheses, which were confirmed in the patient’s mouth. The patient was satisfied with the masticatory, phonetic and aesthetic functions of these definitive prostheses.


Bone augmentation; Fully edentulous patient; Guided implant surgery; Implant-supported fixed prosthesis
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