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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...
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