International Journal of Implant Dentistry
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Aim This in vitro study aimed to evaluate the effect of implant impression coping geometrical designs on the accuracy of open and closed impression techniques and in the parallel and nonparallel implant positions. Material and methods Three custom-made acrylic resin models of three tested implant systems (Straumann (R), SIC Invent (R), and Osstem (R)) with diverse coping geometrical designs were evaluated in simulated cases of two parallel and two nonparallel implants. The horizontal and vertical discrepancies were measured and analyzed. Results No statistically significant differences between the two impression techniques in either parallel or nonparallel implants were observed. The high retentive design of the Osstem system showed a statistically significant difference. Conclusion The geometrical design of the impression copings did not affect the accuracy for either the open and closed tray techniques. However, the high retentive coping design of the Osstem implant affected the accuracy in the open tray technique.
Implant; Geometrical design; Impression material
Dentistry | Medicine and Health Sciences | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Abubakr, N. H.,
The Impact of Impression Coping Geometrical Design on Accuracy of Implant Impressions: An Experimental Study.
International Journal of Implant Dentistry, 6(1),