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Digital Impression

The introduction of intraoral scanners and the widely used application of implant-supported prostheses produced using computer-aided manufacturing has revolutionized prosthetic and surgical treatment options. Making intraoral scans of the edentulous site saves a number of steps in the restorative process and creates new therapeutic concepts in implant dentistry.This Pathway addresses digital impressions for single and short span implant prostheses. The Pathway highlights the advantages and disadvantages of intraoral scanning together with the importance of case selection. 

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to…

  • describe the indications and limitations associated with digital impressions
  • understand the applications for digital impression technique in implant therapy
  • list advantages and disadvantages of digital impressions in implant therapy
  • describe the steps in taking a digital impression
Publication date: Oct 13, 2014 Last review date: May 2, 2019 Next review date: May 2, 2022
  • CAD/CAM
  • Components & Materials
  • Digital Impression
  • Digital Planning
  • English
  • Impression Techniques
  • Languages
  • Pathway
  • Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
  • Prosthodontically Driven Planning
  • Prosthodontics
  • Treatment Planning
  • Treatment Planning Software

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