Dental and Medical Problems

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Dental and Medical Problems

2017, vol. 54, nr 1, January-March, p. 101–106

doi: 10.17219/dmp/66363

Publication type: clinical case

Language: English

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Laser instant implant impression method: A case presentation

Metoda wycisku w implantacji natychmiastowej z użyciem lasera (LIIIM) – prezentacja przypadku

Jacek Matys1,2,3,A,B,C,D, Katarzyna Świder3,D, Rafał Flieger4,D,E

1 Department of Dental Surgery, Wroclaw Medical University, Wrocław, Poland

2 Student of the Master in Laser Dentistry of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

3 Private Practice, Wschowa, Poland

4 Private Dental Healthcare, Kościan, Poland


Dental impressions are mainly used to record the geometry of hard and soft tissue and the relations between teeth and the adjacent tissues. In implantology, precise implant impressions are necessary to obtain the best possible detailed reproduction of the implant site and the passive intraoral fit of the implant framework. However, ensuring those necessities in the interdisciplinary treatment of orthodontic patients requires revised impression techniques and materials. In this study a modified one-stage putty-wash pick-up implant impression procedure was used, incorporating the use of two additional silicone materials and modeling wax. Additionally, an Er:YAG laser was used to obtain a better emergence profile for implant restorations and an immediate impression, which shortened the prosthodontic stage in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. The technique described here for taking the impression and creating the emergence profile offers dental practitioners additional options in implantoprosthodontic treatment of orthodontic patients, as the method is characterized by simple preparation and satisfactory implant site reproduction.

Key words

dental implants, orthodontic treatment, Er:YAG laser, prosthetic impression, laser surgery

Słowa kluczowe

implanty stomatologiczne, leczenie ortodontyczne, laser Er:YAG, wycisk protetyczny, chirurgia laserowa

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