Purpose: To describe a fully digital workflow for an implant-supported fixed hybrid restoration that involves a double CAD/CAM structure and to highlight the benefits of this type of restoration.
Keywords: CAD/CAM, dental prosthesis, digital workflow, titanium, zirconia
Drs Parpaiola, Toia and Norton report a relationship with Dentsply Sirona (Charlotte, NC, USA) that includes speaking and lecture fees. The other authors declare no commercial associations or conflicts of interest relating to this study.
Materials and methods: Using a fully digital workflow, starting from intraoral scans, the necessary steps for producing the final hybrid prosthesis are described. The prosthesis consists of a titanium primary structure and a zirconia secondary structure that is cemented onto the primary structure in the laboratory. A clinical case is presented to illustrate the steps required for prosthetic rehabilitation.
Results: This technique enables the fabrication of clinically valid and passive prostheses using a fully digital workflow.
Conclusion: In just three clinical sessions, a fully digital workflow makes it possible to produce robust implant-supported fixed hybrid prostheses, comprising a titanium primary structure and an outer secondary structure made of zirconia. This procedure can be applied to a wide range of cases from simple to extended, including full-arch restorations.