Semi-permanent resin restorations in everyday practice with LuxaCrown
Long-term temporary resin restorations are an actual common reality of our daily practice; everyday we have to face the replacement of previous restorations that have faile while dealing with the financial capacity of our patients.
The purpose of this article is to share a simple way to make semipermanent restorations after implant placement, in order to fit with the economic reality. The restorations are performed chair-side by the dentist himself with the use of syringeable bis-acryl resin with higher mechanical properties, in order to keep our minds at peace if our patient can’t afford to make the final restoration yet, thus postponing this step in some months. The step by step procedure is presented in the article to try to follow the everyday practice spirit.
It was decided to extract and place two implants for a three element bridge.
Two multi unit abutments (one standard and one 30° angulated) are placed directly on the implant in order to receive temporary cylinders for the immediate loading.
This type of semi permanent restoration does not, of course, represent the state of the art in the implant supported restorations, but can be a simple way to fix the issue of the time in between surgery and final restoration.
The use of a silicone index made from the wax up is nowadays a very common step for every dentist and is basically used for temporaries or mock up.
Following the same workflow, and changing the nature of the material we have to inject in the silicone index we can achieve a very smart restoration esthetically and functionally with a very cheap cost, and let the dentist and the patient have enough time to think of the next step. This is the daily life in dentistry, but in a stylish way.
Maló P, de Araújo Nobre M. Partial rehabilitation of the posterior edentulous maxilla using axial and tilted implants in immediate function to avoid bone grafting. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2011 Nov-Dec;32(9):E136-45.
Agliardi EL, Tetè S, Romeo D, Malchiodi L, Gherlone E. Immediate function of partial fixed rehabilitation with axial and tilted implants having intrasinus insertion. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 May;25(3):851-5.