In a next step, a full impression of the jaw is taken. Within this context, the use of a retraction paste is recommended, which is applied around the implant and left for a few minutes for optimum effect. A perfect impression can then be taken without any problems. Alternatively, a scan of the implant together with the entire arch can be performed. The conventional impression or the scan data are sent to the dental laboratory where the final prosthetics are produced by the dental technician. In the third treatment session, the prosthetic restoration is delivered. The use of RelyX Unicem cement is also recommended for this procedure. The Patent™ Dental Implant System, thanks to its tissue-level implant design, makes it incredibly easy to remove excess cement, as the crown margin is located epigingivally or supragingivally. As a result, the risk of cementitis due to subgingival cement is virtually eliminated.
Dental Lab Procedure
In the second treatment session, the glass fiber post prepared in advance is inserted and cemented and fitted with a crown, for example. It is perfectly possible to cement both glass fiber post and crown together in one procedure. Excess cement can be easily and completely removed, as the epigingival or supragingival area of the implant site is easily visible. The dental lab procedure offers a high level of convenience for implant patients, as it eliminates the need for a third treatment session. In addition, this workflow creates added business value, as practitioners can devote the time they would have had to spend on a third treatment session to other patients and, at best, even implant another Patent™ Implant.