Abstract

Presurgical planning for the treatment of the maxillary edentulous patient is followed with an entire step-by-step construction of the maxillary prosthesis. I emphasize prosthetic try-ins that ensure proper abutment placement to maximize superior aesthetics and occlusion. Techniques demonstrated will reduce both chair time and stress to the dentist and patient. Also, proper coordination with the laboratory technician frees the doctor from doing time-consuming procedures intraorally. A temporary prosthesis is constructed and used as a guide for the final prosthesis. The efficiency of the following indirect technique allows this service to reach a greater number of patients.

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