Despite advancements in restorative materials and techniques, complications with implant-supported fixed prostheses such as veneer fracture and material wear are very common and present with varying frequencies. Following these complications, repair of this type of prosthesis can be time-consuming and costly even in the hand of experience clinicians. Several techniques have proposed using the existing framework to minimize the cost of the repair for the patient; however, while the repairs are being performed, the patient will have to either wear an interim complete denture or no prosthesis, which might cause some inconvenience to the patient. This article will present a technique for the fabrication of a metal-reinforced interim implant-supported fixed prosthesis for patients to wear while the existing prosthesis is being repaired.
Keywords: Implant-supported fixed prosthesis; interim removable prosthesis; metal reinforcement; rebase of existing implant-supported fixed prosthesis.
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