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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 12 (1992), No. 1     1. Jan. 1992
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 12 (1992), No. 1  (01.01.1992)

Page 33-51

The influence of residual ridge resorption patterns on implant fixture placement and tooth position. Part II. Presurgical determination of prosthesis type and design
Mecall / Rosenfeld
The incorporation of prosthetic information into a presurgical implant treatment plan is essential to provide accurate guidelines for fixture placement by the surgeon. Part I of this article presented a modified surgical technique that enables the restorative dentist to construct a prosthesis compatible with the final tooth position. Part II describes a technique in which a computer profile image is used to identify the determinants of the optimal final tooth position and discusses the impact of these determinants on the prosthetic design. Guidelines that could be used to predict the final prosthetic design are also presented.