Int J Esthet Dent 12 (2017), No. 2 28. Apr. 2017
Int J Esthet Dent 12 (2017), No. 2 (28.04.2017)
The application of rapid prototyping to improve bone reconstruction in immediate dentoalveolar restoration: a case report
Martins da Rosa, José Carlos / Fadanelli, Marcos Alexandre / Zimmerman, Diego / de Oliveira Rosa, Ariádene Cristina Pértile
Purpose: This article describes the use of rapid prototyping (RP) for diagnosis, planning, and execution of the reconstruction of hard and soft tissue in socket defects using immediate dentoalveolar restoration (IDR).
Summary: In cases of tissue loss in anterior dental areas, esthetic rehabilitation poses a major challenge with respect to treatment planning with the goal of long-term tissue maintenance. The IDR technique consists of immediate reconstruction in a single procedure of bone and soft tissue around implants placed immediately after extraction, and prosthetic rehabilitation. As this procedure is immediate and flapless, the correct diagnosis of tissue loss and correct graft adaptation are mandatory. RP can increase the precision of the procedure, as demonstrated using a clinical case characterized by total loss of the buccal bone wall and gingival recession. The results were evaluated by clinical assessment, photography, radiography, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), and prototyping.
Conclusion: The application of RP facilitated the execution of IDR as it enabled more accurate diagnosis of the socket defect and more precise adaptation of the tissue graft. A clinical study should be conducted to evaluate the effects of RP on the clinical results of the IDR technique.