Fabricating an Accurate Implant Master Cast: A Technique Report

Journal of Prosthodontics 24 (2015) 654–660 C _ 2015 by the American College of Prosthodontists

Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD, FACP, Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP, Stephen G. Alfano, DDS, MS, FACP, Jeannine N. Cacovean, BS, & Stephen F. Balshi, MBE

Pi Dental Center, Institute for Facial Esthetics, Fort Washington, PA
CM Prosthetics, Inc., Fort Washington, PA

The article is associated with the American College of Prosthodontists’ journal-based continuing education program. It is accompanied by an online continuing education activity worth 1 credit. Please visit www.wileyhealthlearning.com/jopr to complete the activity and earn credit.

Correspondence
Stephen F. Balshi, Pi Dental Center, Institute for Facial Esthetics, 467 Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 201, Fort Washington, PA 19034.
E-mail: stephen.balshi@cmprosthetics.com

Abstract
The technique for fabricating an accurate implant master cast following the 12-week healing period after Teeth in a Day R _ dental implant surgery is detailed. The clinical, functional, and esthetic details captured during the final master impression are vital to creating an accurate master cast. This technique uses the properties of the allacrylic resin interim prosthesis to capture these details. This impression captures the relationship between the remodeled soft tissue and the interim prosthesis. This provides the laboratory technician with an accurate orientation of the implant replicas in the master cast with which a passive fitting restoration can be fabricated.

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