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Improving Implant Framework Improving Implant Framework

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Allen Schneider, DDS, Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS

Date Added:

7/23/2008


Summary:

Passive fit of implant frameworks is related in part to the accuracy of the mastercast. A method of fabricating a verification stent to check the accuracy of the master cast prior to waxing and casting the implant framework is discussed. The methods utilize routinely available materials and do not require any special instrumentation or equipment. The stent can be fabricated either by the laboratory or the dentist.

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