.  2021 Mar;25(1):37-48. 10.32542/implantology.2021004.

Implant-supported Full Mouth Rehabilitation Using Customized Non-precious Metal Casting Abutments: A Case Report

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  • 1Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University and Institute of Wonkwang dental research, Iksan, Korea
  • 2Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University and Institute of Wonkwang dental research, Iksan, Korea

Abstract

When treating an edentulous patient, it is difficult to rehabilitate and maintain long-term functionality with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis. This is because resorption of the remaining alveolar bone may cause dissonance with the opposite arch. We present a case involving customized abutments made using a conventional casting system with cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr) alloy, used to compensate for the shortcomings of prefabricated abutments. The customized abutment, used in conjunction with a cement-retained prosthesis, has shown satisfying result in both function and aesthetics during an eight-year follow-up of this particular patient.

Keyword

Alloy; Dental abutment; Dental prosthesis; Mouth rehabilitation
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