Prosthetic Rehabilitation of an Edentulous Patient with Microstomia Using Both Digital and Conventional Techniques: A Clinical Report


Saygili S. , Geckili O. , Sulun T.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY, vol.28, no.5, pp.488-492, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jopr.13061
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.488-492

Abstract

This clinical report describes prosthetic rehabilitation applied to an edentulous patient with microstomia. Intraoral scanning was used for preliminary impressions, edentulous models were printed using a 3D printer, custom 2-piece impression trays for definitive impressions were made, and a 2-piece collapsible maxillary and a conventional mandibular denture were fabricated. Intraoral scanning is a useful alternative to conventional impression techniques and can be used safely in patients with microstomia for preliminary impressions.