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Int J Esthet Dent 15 (2020), No. 4 26. Oct. 2020
Int J Esthet Dent 15 (2020), No. 4 (26.10.2020)
Page 402-426, PubMed:33089257
Creating high-end esthetic results in implantology using a digital workflow and interdisciplinary planning – from a master technician viewpoint
Rutten, Luc / Rutten, Patrick
This article outlines the prosthetic concepts in the management of implants in the esthetic zone with a view to achieving optimal long-term esthetics and stability. The emphasis is on the understanding and application of the biologic factors and dental technology that influence treatment outcomes. The authors examine the exciting new world of digitalization of dental procedures that has transformed esthetic dentistry, dental technology, and surgery. The digital workflow makes it possible to attain excellence in many kinds of dental restorations, providing high quality while maintaining a very natural-looking appearance. The newest developments in the field of digital systems allow for greater predictability and precision of results as well as more accuracy, which in turn allows for better design quality. The duration of dental treatment and dental technology has also been reduced due to digitalization. Transitioning from an analog to a digital workflow requires a paradigm shift. The techniques to improve the daily workflow in practice and in the dental laboratory integrate advanced CAD/CAM technologies, combining 3D-printed models and high-end esthetic dental restorations in ceramics. An interdisciplinary approach, detailed in this article, is key to optimal case management.