Digital Implant Abutment and Crowns in the Aesthetic Zone

  • Nesrine Z. MostafaEmail author
  • Chris Wyatt
  • Jonathan A. Ng


The use of digital technology has revolutionized implant dentistry by enhancing diagnostics, streamlining treatment planning, increasing the accuracy of implant placement and optimizing the design of abutments and crowns. This chapter describes the digital workflow in terms of the following aspects: (1) digital impression, (2) digital implant treatment planning and (3) digital abutment and crown design and manufacturing. Advances in digital technology are also discussed including (1) current range of materials available for implant abutment fabrication using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and (2) CAD/CAM provisional crown at the time of implant placement.


Digital impression Implant abutments Implant crowns CAD/CAM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nesrine Z. Mostafa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chris Wyatt
    • 1
  • Jonathan A. Ng
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Prosthodontics & Dental Geriatrics, Department of Oral Health SciencesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.VancouverCanada

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