International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Dental Medicine | Bulgaria | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023 | Rating: 5.3 / 10


Treatment of Partially Edentulous Patient by a Hybrid Approach Based on Both Digital and Conventional Methods

Preslav Penchev [6]


Abstract: Introduction: Nowadays the digital technologies are not just the future, they are widely used in daily practice. There is no doubt that the digital approach has lots of positives, but like everything in this world they are not unlimited. At the same time some conventional techniques are proven to be very successful. For this reason choice of the best approach for every single case become harder, as the treatment approach options are not only conventional and digital but also different hybrid combination between them. For this reason the correct planning and approach selection for every single stage of the treatment plan should be wisely chosen. Aim: The aim of the current case report is to propose an approach for aesthetic rehabilitation of the maxillary dental arch using a hybrid method. Case report: A full arch maxillary restoration was done by the means of both digital and conventional techniques for planning and denture fabrication. Conclusion: The digital technologies develop incredibly fast, at same time they become integral part of each treatment plan, as they ensure faster, more predictable and reliable result to be achieved. Despite their positives they are able to accumulate errors that cannot be predicted. For this reason they should be used wisely, as the most suitable treatment approach should be chosen for every case.


Keywords: prosthetic dentistry, digital approach, conventional approach, 3D printing, additive manufacturing


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 777 - 780


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