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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-73

New era of digital impressions and computer-aided designing/computer-aided manufacturing technology in fixed dental prosthetics

Department of Dental Surgery and Oral Health Sciences, Armed Forced Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Poonam Prakash
Department of Dental Surgery and Oral Health Sciences, Armed Forced Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/JODD.JODD_28_20

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Rehabilitation of in esthetic zone with fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) is the gold standard in the field of prosthodontic dentistry. Various impression materials have been used for impression making depending upon the type of prosthesis. The fabrication of FDP using conventional technique has been followed since long time. It is an elaborate and laborious procedure involving multiple steps wherein there are the chances of error incorporation in the final prosthesis. It may lead to distortion and misfit of final prosthesis. In the present era of dentistry, digitization in the form of direct metal laser sintering, computer-aided designing (CAD), and computer-aided milling, rapid prototyping has taken over many clinical and laboratory procedures to minimize or avoid the inaccuracies. Digital impressions and CAD/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) alleviate the use of impression materials which can undergo distortion, fabrication of working models, and various other dental laboratory procedures involved in the fabrication of prosthesis. This case report describes the fabrication of FDP using digital impressions with intraoral scanner and CAD/CAM.

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