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Gingival epitheses: forgotten craft or technology with a future? - Case report of a epithesis fabricated with CAD/CAM


Hatz, Christian R; Bühler, Elias; Schmidlin, Patrick R (2023). Gingival epitheses: forgotten craft or technology with a future? - Case report of a epithesis fabricated with CAD/CAM. Swiss Dental Journal, 133(1):23-28.

Abstract

The case in this report presents an alternative, partially CAD/CAM-based fabrication of a gingival epithesis in a 48-years-old female patient. The patient suffered from a periodontits stage III, grade C. After a non-surgical periodontal treatment with adjunctive systemic antibiotics, the patient developed severe circumferential gingival recessions on the upper frontal teeth. Due to social discomfort and esthetic concerns, the indication for a gingival epithesis was made. After taking a conventional impression from the upper jaw, the cast model was scanned and the gingival epithesis was designed virtually at the laboratory. The epithesis was then milled from a block of high performance polymer. Minor adjustments of surface details were added manually. The result was a esthetically sufficient and by the patient well-accepted treatment modality. Further research is necessary to prove the feasibility of a full digital workflow and the long-term stability of CAD/CAMbased gingival epitheses.

Abstract

The case in this report presents an alternative, partially CAD/CAM-based fabrication of a gingival epithesis in a 48-years-old female patient. The patient suffered from a periodontits stage III, grade C. After a non-surgical periodontal treatment with adjunctive systemic antibiotics, the patient developed severe circumferential gingival recessions on the upper frontal teeth. Due to social discomfort and esthetic concerns, the indication for a gingival epithesis was made. After taking a conventional impression from the upper jaw, the cast model was scanned and the gingival epithesis was designed virtually at the laboratory. The epithesis was then milled from a block of high performance polymer. Minor adjustments of surface details were added manually. The result was a esthetically sufficient and by the patient well-accepted treatment modality. Further research is necessary to prove the feasibility of a full digital workflow and the long-term stability of CAD/CAMbased gingival epitheses.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Medicine
Language:English
Date:9 January 2023
Deposited On:06 Feb 2024 16:21
Last Modified:07 Mar 2024 10:37
Publisher:Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft SSO
ISSN:2296-6498
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:36606467
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English