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Splinted vs unsplinted impression copings

Key points

  • The use of either splinted or unsplinted copings is a matter of personal preference
  • In general, although in vitro studies indicate more accurate casts are obtained with splinted impression copings, the increased accuracy does not appear to have clinical significance
  • Some clinicians splint impression copings so they can use the connected copings as a verification jig

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Implant prosthetics

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