How to complete a restoration with a cement-retained, implant-supported crown [VIDEO]

March 17, 2014

The following case began with an endodontic treatment plan, but we quickly determined the tooth was fractured and non-restorable.

The following case began with an endodontic treatment plan, but we quickly determined the tooth was fractured and non-restorable.

After the patient was presented with the dental treatment options, we decided to extract tooth No. 12 and to move forward with dental implant placement followed by restoration with a cement-retained, implant-supported crown.

Two kits from Komet USA figure prominently in this case, facilitating a successful and predictable end result. The first is the custom-designed Everyday Dentistry Crown Down kit (LD0586) created to minimize fractures.

Developed in conjunction with ceramics engineers and bur specialists, the kit is a “reverse-engineering” endeavor to create the ideal system for crown preparations. The second kit featured in this case-the MaxilloPrep bone-spreading kit -addresses challenges faced when dealing with insufficient space for implant placement.

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