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Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2016 Feb;37(2):126-30.

Retrofitting a Crown Supporting a Removable Partial Denture Using "Biogeneric Copy" to Replicate Tooth's Preoperative Condition.

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Faculty Member for Anterior and Posterior CERECĀ® CAD/CAM, and Advisory Board Member, PDS Institute, Irvine, California; Private Practice, Roseville, California.


When a crown that supports a removable partial denture (RPD) needs to be replaced, patients often balk at having to wait several weeks for laboratory production to be completed before receiving the new restoration. Moreover, the fit of the lab-produced unit may not always be satisfactory. CERECĀ® CAD/CAM technology provides a design method known as Biogenetic Copy, which allows a clinician to replicate the preexisting size, shape, and form of a tooth chairside. As this case report demonstrates, using this method to retrofit a crown under an existing RPD prosthesis can result in a predictable, accurate, durable, and esthetic same-day restorative solution.

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