Application of interim fixed reference points to maintain the occlusal vertical dimension: A technique for immediate loading protocols in the edentulous mandible

Stefan Holst, Markus B. Blatz, Michael Bergler, Manfred Wichmann

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Abstract

This article describes a technique for the clinical insertion and use of specially designed screws as fixed intraoral reference and attachment points in implant dentistry. After insertion, these screws serve to stabilize radiographic and surgical templates in the completely edentulous patient. This approach provides the advantage of guiding maintenance of the correct occlusal vertical dimension and ensuring accuracy and stability during subsequent phases of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-138
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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