Journal of Prevention and Treatment for Stomatological Diseases ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (12): 749-758.DOI: 10.12016/j.issn.2096-1456.2020.12.001

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Digital workflow of immediate implant-supported restoration for atrophic edentulous patients

GU Xinhua()   

  1. Department of Stomatology, the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China
  • Received:2020-05-07 Revised:2020-08-21 Online:2020-12-20 Published:2020-11-10
  • Contact: Xinhua GU



  1. 浙江大学医学院附属第一医院口腔科,浙江 杭州(310003)
  • 通讯作者: 顾新华
  • 基金资助:


Rehabilitation and reconstruction of atrophic edentulous predicament represents significant challenges for implant dentists due to the anatomical conditions of the edentulous jaw. Implant-supported fixed complete dental prostheses represent a scientifically and clinically validated treatment for recovering patients, masticatory function and esthetic effect. However, the highly demanding implant surgical techniques and complex rehabilitation procedures for immediate functional reconstruction make it difficult to achieve the desired treatment outcomes. The application of digital and CAD/CAM technology in various stages of the treatment process is logical for patients and dentists. This article summarizes the workflow of digital-assisted implantation with immediate functional reconstruction of atrophic edentulous combined with a clinical case. Digital-assisted diagnosis, design, implantation, immediate reconstruction and final rehabilitation can optimize the implant surgery and immediate rehabilitation workflow, improve the accuracy of implant-supported immediate functional reconstruction, reduce the demand for a large amount of bone graft, and achieve higher patient satisfaction. The “prosthetic-oriented, begin with the end in mind” concept of edentulous jaw implant prosthetics can accurately and efficiently restore the patient,s beauty and chewing function in a minimally invasive manner, and is worthy of clinical promotion.

Key words: atrophic edentulous jaw, bone insufficiency, implant restoration, digital workflow, immediate functional reconstruction, digital surgical guide, digital impression, digital smile design, prosthodontic oriented, CAD/CAM material



关键词: 萎缩无牙颌, 骨量不足, 种植修复, 数字化工作流程, 即刻功能重建, 数字化导板, 数字化印模, 数字化微笑设计, 以修复为导向, CAD/CAM材料

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