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Volume 29 , Issue 6
November/December 2016

Pages 611613


Implant Ball Attachment Fabricated with CAD/CAM to Overcome an Unfavorable Clinical Situation: A Case Report

Ji Suk Shim, DDS, MSD/Jae Hyung Lim/Jung Hyun Shin, DDS/Jae Jun Ryu, DDS, PhD/Jeong Yol Lee, DDS, PhD/Sang Wan Shin, DDS, PhD


PMID: 27824985
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.4914

The most common complication of implant ball attachments is loss of retention via structural wear. Hence, parallel placement of implants was identified as a prerequisite for longterm success. In this case, although severe angulation was formed between implants due to severe alveolar bone resorption, parallel ball attachments on the implants could be fabricated using computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture. This procedure can be a solution when implants are placed with angulation and offers additional advantages such as long-term stability.


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