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The International Journal of Prosthodontics



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Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 1     28. Jan. 2019
Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 1  (28.01.2019)

Page 110-112, doi:10.11607/ijp.5995, PubMed:30192354

Digital Impression-Taking Facilitates Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Microstomia Patients: A Case History Report
Adali, Ufuk / Schober, Sven / Beuer, Florian / Spies, Benedikt C.
In most cases, prosthetic rehabilitation of patients suffering from microstomia is inconvenient for the patient and challenging for both the dentist and dental technician. In such cases, conventional impressiontaking requires an individualized tray design and modified impression techniques, amplifying the risk for impression and cast deformation and thereby compromising the final outcome. An intraoral scanner (IOS) might overcome these limitations due to its reduced size compared to an impression tray. In the present case history report, a microstomia patient was successfully restored with a telescopic prosthesis by digitizing both retaining teeth and the palate with an IOS.