Specializing in implant borne prosthetics, Midwest Dental Arts has discovered a technique to improve soft tissue management that we want to share. This is the first of a 2-part article that illustrates how to create a soft tissue model, using an iTero milled model with the Straumann Repositionable Implant Analog. The restorative dentist removes the healing cap from the dental implant, places a Mono Scanbody and takes a digital impression. The healing cap results in a perfect 360° circle of the soft tissue and the technician determines where to place the cement finish line on the customized abutment. By providing a temporary healing abutment or crown prior to fabricating the final restoration, there is no guesswork with predictable soft tissue results because the proper emergence profile was created.
Jamey Schropp, CDT, is the owner and operator of Midwest Dental Arts, Inc., located in Swisher, IA. They specialize in implant restorations including custom abutments, hybrid bar designs and milling. Their dedicated team of technicians have taken courses and attended meetings in different parts of the United States, including Dawson, LVI, NYU Advanced Cosmetics, AAID, ICOI, AAOMS, ACP and other professional organizations. Midwest Dental Arts, Inc., has invested the time to learn and embrace the art of CAM/CAM dental restorations.