3.3 Insertion of the final prosthesis

After your dental technician has fabricated the 3-unit implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis (FDP), your patient should return to your dental office for the insertion of the final restoration. This treatment step involves the try-in procedure of the uncompleted prosthesis or framework and the insertion of the final cement-retained or screw-retained bridge.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of cement-retained and screw-retained FDPs.

  • Know what to assess during the try-in procedure of the framework.

  • Know what to assess during the try-in procedure of the final restoration.

  • Know what tightening torque to use with the final abutments and restoration.

  • Understand and follow the step-by-step procedure of restoring implants with a screw-retained 3-unit FDP with the Straumann® Variobase® for Bridge/Bar.

  • Understand and follow the step-by-step procedure of restoring implants with a cement-retained 3-unit FDP on Straumann® Cementable Abutments.

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