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June 28, 2017
By Chad C. Duplantis, DDS
Commercial Supporter: DenMat
When treatment planning a partially edentulous arch, the dental team is presented with few options. However, implants are becoming increasingly more accepted by patients, and the advent of digital technology in the dental practice has increased treatment options with even greater predictability. Clinicians, along with their laboratories, have taken a collaborative approach as technologies avail themselves to better communication. This approach is demonstrated through a case in which a 54-year-old woman presented with multiple extractions due to acute mandibular osteomyelitis affecting the lower right quadrant is ultimately treated with implant restorations. The resulting treatment is a by-product of a collaborative effort among the surgeon, laboratory and restorative dentist.
About the Author
Chad C. Duplantis, DDS
Private Practice, Forth Worth, Texas