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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

Publication:
July/August 2001
Volume 14 , Issue 4

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Brånemark Novum: Prosthodontic and Dental Laboratory Procedures for Fabrication of a Fixed Prosthesis on the Day of Surgery

Per Engstrand, LDS, Ulf Nannmark, LDS, Odont DR/PhD, Lennart Mårtensson, CDT, Per-Ingvar Brånemark, MD, PhD, ODhc, MDhc, ScDhc, PhDhc

Pages: 303-309
PMID: 11508083

Purpose: The purpose of this report is to describe a new technique to fabricate and deliver an implant-supported fixed prosthesis to the patient on the day of surgery, and to propose a protocol for the prosthodontic and dental laboratory procedures. Materials and Methods: The development of the Brånemark Novum prosthodontic protocol is reviewed, and clinical and dental laboratory assessments and methods are described. Results: The total treatment time to fabricate a permanent implant-supported fixed prosthesis in the mandible can be reduced to 1 day with the Brånemark Novum technique. The new method includes a precise surgical technique using drilling templates for predetermined implant positions, a rigid splinting of the implants immediately after placement, the use of a prefabricated titanium framework, and elimination of implant impression procedures. Conclusion: With the technique described in this report, it is possible to provide patients with a permanent implant-supported fixed prosthesis in the mandible on the day of implant surgery. Patient benefits are obvious, with drastically reduced total treatment time, lower cost, and fewer clinical visits. Int J Prosthodont 2001;14:303-309

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