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Digital Fabrication of Implant Prosthetics for the Edentulous Patient

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Stephen Balshi, MBE

  • Co-inventor, Accelerset Prosthesis, a fully automated implant-supported screw-retained prosthesis
  • Director of Research, PI Dental Center at the Institute for Facial Esthetics
  • Author, published thesis on the stability of Bränemark implants and immediate function

Implant-supported prostheses can be constructed via a number of different pathways using various prosthetic materials. This presentation will cover one digital pathway that is prosthetically-driven, starting with idealizing the position of the teeth in a digital setup. This digital setup becomes the driving force behind the fabrication of a number of different prosthetic applications, including dentures, overdentures, implant hybrid prostheses and implant-supported ceramic prostheses.

This presentation will review the Accelerset Prosthesis, the first fully automated prosthesis that contains all milled parts: a titanium framework, individual ceramic crowns, and pink gingiva. These three parts are assembled in the laboratory and sent to the clinican ready for delivery. Maintenance on this prosthesis is simplified as all parts of the prosthesis have a digital record. This workflow will be demonstrated using various case presentations.

Learning Objectives:

At completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of starting sophisticated treatment with the idealized tooth position, rather than the ideal implant position in bone
  2. Know the various prosthetic options available from a single digital workflow that begins with the ideal tooth position
  3. Appreciate the benefits of the digital record and the importance of long-term record keeping for all patients
  4. Describe how the Accelerset Prosthesis is fabricated and the benefits over other implant-supported prostheses

AGD Subject Code: 695


Topics: Stephen Balshi, MBE, Digital fabrication, implant prosthetics, edentulous patient