Workflow description of additively manufactured clear silicone indexes for injected provisional restorations: A novel technique Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: The present article describes the digital workflow protocol for additive manufacturing (AM) of a clear silicone index to be used for an injected provisional restoration fabrication. CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The incorporation of CAD software and AM technologies have allowed the integration of a new way to fabricate conventional diagnostic wax-ups and silicone indexes for preparing diagnostic mock ups, direct composite restorations, or provisional restorations. Although the conventional concept remains, the protocol differs. CONCLUSIONS: This workflow provides a more efficient and accurate procedure with the reduction of time and cost compared to conventional technique. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The digital workflow protocol described for AM of a clear silicone index to be used for an injected provisional restoration fabrication is time and cost efficient compared to conventional procedures.

author list (cited authors)

  • Revilla‐León, M., Fountain, J., Cascón, W. P., Özcan, M., & Zandinejad, A.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • March 2019

publisher