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J Oral Implantol. 2012 Apr;38(2):149-53. doi: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-09-00089. Epub 2010 Oct 8.

Metal-ceramic screw-retained implant fixed partial denture with intraoral luted framework to improve passive fit.

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  • 1Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Passive fit of a long-span screw-retained implant prosthesis is an important criteria for the success of the restoration. This article describes a technique for fabricating a ceramometal implant fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) for a long-span partially edentulous situation by altering the conventional screw-retained design. The possibility of a passive fit is maximized by intraoral luting of the cast frame to milled abutments, and the potential framework distortion during fabrication is compensated to a major extent. Retrievability is ensured by screw retention of the prosthesis to the implants. Compared with conventional porcelain fused to metal screw-retained FDP, this prosthesis is relatively inexpensive to fabricate.

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