INTRODUCTION. The passage from a partial removable prosthesis to a full denture is always critical for many patients. For them new perspectives have been recently opened by implant dentistry and reduction of treatment times. AIM OF THE WORK. To introduce a standard protocol to make easier and faster precision impression and occlusal registration. CASE REPORT. A case is reported in a step-by-step sequence to show the transformation of a denture in a temporary prosthesis screwed on 5 mandibular implants placed between mental foramina. CONCLUSIONS. The method described by the Authors should not be applied on a routine basis without careful evaluation until immediate implant loading becomes a well-documented treatment option. Thanks to transparent resin templates laboratory procedures are made easier.
Clinical protocol for immediate loading on mandibular implants / Franchi, I.; Bortolini, S.; Rossi, R.; Franchi, M.; Consolo, U.. - In: DENTAL CADMOS. - ISSN 0011-8524. - 76:5(2008), pp. 19-35.