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Quintessence Int 50 (2019), No. 4     22. Mar. 2019
Quintessence Int 50 (2019), No. 4  (22.03.2019)

Page 330-333, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a42159, PubMed:30887966


Biomimetic implant restoration made of human enamel and CAD/CAM block: a short report
Mandelli, Federico / Ghensi, Paolo / Traini, Tonino
This short report describes a clinical case in which an implant-supported crown was made using an extracted natural tooth as the outer shell. The same tooth had been previously relined for immediate loading without occlusal contacts. Using digital software, a composite resin mesostructure was fabricated in order to place the crown in the correct occlusal position, and the natural crown was ground using a computer-controlled milling machine to perfectly fit on the mesostructure.

Keywords: biomimetic, CAD/CAM, ceramics, composite resin, dental implants, digital dentistry