- Age: 26
- Gender: female
- Chronic apical periodontitis on 2.5 (UL5)
- Partial loss of tooth on 2.6 (UL6)
Total Treatment Visits
- Minimally invasive extraction of tooth #25 and immediate placement of implant with an implantation torque of 40 N. A 4.5 M healing abutment was added on top of the implant and concurrent GBR was performed.
- Three months after implantation, X-rays showed that the implant had healed well and iTero intraoral scanner was used for digital impression taking.
- First, the mandibular dentition was scanned before the healing abutment was removed and the cuff was scanned.
- Following the occlusion was scanned.
- Lastly, the scan body was placed for scanning. After checking that the intraoral scan was correct, the data was sent to the technician to construct the prosthesis.
- Modified screws were used to fix the upper part of the implant and the restorative abutment and crown were tried on.
- After examination for any error, the force on the central screw was increased to 35N and Teflon seal tape was used to fill the central screw hole.
- Finally, resin was used to fill the screw hole.
- Postoperative X-ray showed that the prosthesis edges had sealed and occlusion was good.
- The patient was extremely satisfied.
In summary, iTero was used for implant scanning.
The patient felt surprised and extremely satisfied that impression-taking could be completed in a simple, comfortable, and efficient manner. Compared with traditional impression taking, iTero not only improved the patient’s diagnosis and treatment experience but also the work efficiency of the physician. It decreased the time for impression-taking and provisionalization, and results in the prosthesis fabrication were more accurate.