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Treatment guidelines

Cement-retained restorations, overview

Key points

  • Cement-retained restorations are a traditional design option allowing for passive fit
  • Offers advantages especially in the esthetic zone, as abutment screw channel opening does not affect esthetic bridge design
  • Subgingival cement is a main reason for peri-implant tissue inflammation, meticulous removal of cement excess is crucial for peri-implant tissue health
  • Today, CAD/CAM scanning and milling of the restoration provides high precision and passive fit
  • To avoid potential complications related to cementation procedures, especially in edentulous situations a screw-retained CAD/CAM fabricated construction is nowadays the option of choice

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