The recent digital technology offers numerous new and efficient options for restorative dentistry. Within digital dentistry the optical impressioning is the first step towards a digitalization of the patient’s intraoral situation. The resulting digital file is then used for the virtual planification and the virtual design of reconstructions, which thereafter can be milled out of prefabricated blanks of different materials with aid of CAD/CAM systems. Even more, these CAD/CAM reconstructions can either be made in a centralized production facility or chair-side in the dental office.

The digital systems available today offer numerous advantages, like e.g. the precision of the reconstructions.

The lecture will present a full digital workflow starting with the digital planning of the three-dimensional implant position towards the surgical approach to the final reconstruction created by means of a optical impression system and a monolithic single implant crown.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the benefits of this extended digital workflow in terms of efficiency, quality control and reduced chair time
  • Learn how to efficiency transfer the digital diagnostics into a final reconstruction
  • Learn how to ideally pretreat the Ti-Bases and prepare them for a long term stable adhesively cementation to a monolithic crown
  • Lern and unterstand the patient oriented reconstructive material selection