Application of Encode healing screws as one of the digital solutions to reconstruct prosthetic restorations
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Zakład Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi
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Submission date: 2024-01-22
Final revision date: 2024-02-15
Acceptance date: 2024-03-23
Publication date: 2024-03-23
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Gracjan Kowalczyk   

Zakład Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi
Prosthodontics 2024;74(1):86-91
This paper presents conventional methods of restoring a single tooth on an implant. Disadvantages associated with traditional impression techniques include patient discomfort and potential errors during the process were discused. The article show the advantages of the digital techniques in implant prosthetics. The benefits of using scan bodies directly attached to the implant, as an example the Biomet 3i Encode were presented. Encode screw is a two-part element, made of titanium, serves as both a healing screw and an impression transfer or scan body. It is produced in various shapes and sizes, enabling use within the entire dental arch. The Encode screw includes coding markers on its occlusal surface, that provide information about the implant and enables the creation of individual abutments using CAD/CAM technology. The use of innovative elements, such as the Biomet 3i Encode screw, allows to improwing speed and simplify treatment procedures in implant prosthetics.
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