Clinical Steps for Fabrication of a Full-Arch Implant-Supported Restoration: Metal Ceramics, Zirconia, Acrylic Titanium

  • Udatta KherEmail author
  • Ali Tunkiwala
  • Saj Jivraj
  • Aqeel Reshamvala
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


The ultimate goal in prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous patients is the long-term fulfilment of their functional and aesthetic requirements. The fabrication of such prostheses entails several clinical and laboratory steps. Each step needs to be executed to perfection in order to achieve the desired end result. Repeating extensive prosthetic work can be a psychological and financial setback for the clinician. The need for effective communication with the dental laboratory cannot be overemphasized. This chapter summarizes the techniques and prosthetic workflow for fabrication of full-arch implant prostheses for various material combinations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Udatta Kher
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ali Tunkiwala
    • 1
  • Saj Jivraj
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Aqeel Reshamvala
    • 5
  1. 1.Private PracticeMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Herman Ostrow USC School of DentistryLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Eastmann Dental InstituteLondonUK
  4. 4.Private PracticeOxnardUSA
  5. 5.Dept. of ProsthodonticsMGM Dental College and HospitalNavi MumbaiIndia

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