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Screw retained implant crown restoration with digital workflow using scan body and surgical guide

The case describes the full digital workflow used in the prosthodontic restoration of a lower right first premolar with a screw-retained implant supported crown.

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  • Treatment provider: Dr. Anthony Mak
  • Solutions used: 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, 3Shape Implant Studio, 3Shape Dental System, 3Shape scan bodies
  • Dr. Mak states that the simplification of clinical protocols, increased accuracy over conventional analogue techniques, and improved patient comfort and outcomes are compelling reasons for a full digital workflow.


  • Diagnostic record collation and treatment planning phase. Intraoral scans and the DICOM CBCT data assimilated and superimposed in 3Shape Implant Studio software.

  • Implant planning based on the restorative perspective. Merged files create an accurate virtual rendering for the digital planning of the implant placement from a restorative perspective.

  • Surgical guide designed and 3D printed. A surgical guide with the planned 3-D implant positioning is designed in 3Shape Implant Studio software and 3D printed.

  • Clinical phase of treatment. Day of surgery clinical procedures described in case study.

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