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Anterior implant with digital workflow. Replacement of central incisor using socket shield technique.

The case report presents the placement of an anterior implant with immediate provisionalization using Socket Shield Technique

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  • Treatment provider: Dr. Francisco Teixeira Barbosa
  • Solutions used: 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, 3Shape Dental Designer
  • According to Dr. Barbosa, the case demonstrates how digital dentistry enables the control of every step in the design and manufacture of the provisional and definitive restoration.


The patient is suffering from the continuous decimation of her crown on the central incisor

  • The implant restoration of #8 required a highly esthetic result due to a high lip line and anterior position
  • Dr. Barbosa shares his scan strategy used in the case
  • The use of 3Shape Communicate™ made the sharing, planning and execution more effective during the design of the provisional and definitive restoration
  • According to Dr. Barbosa, in terms of the treatment period, the digital workflow made it more efficient and required less visits

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