Digital Impression
Learning Pathway
Prosthodontic Planning and Procedures
The introduction of intraoral scanners and the widely used application of implant-supported prostheses produced using computer-aided manufacturing has revolutionized prosthetic and surgical treatment options. Making intraoral scans of the edentulous site saves a number of steps in the restorative process and creates new therapeutic concepts in implant dentistry.

This Pathway addresses digital impressions for single and short span implant prostheses. The Pathway highlights the advantages and disadvantages of intraoral scanning together with the importance of case selection. 
On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...
  • describe the indications and limitations associated with digital impressions
  • understand the applications for digital impression technique in implant therapy
  • list advantages and disadvantages of digital impressions in implant therapy
  • describe the steps in taking a digital impression
Theory & Principles
Digital Implant Impression
Learning Module
Wiebe DC Derksen
Indications and Limits to Digital Impressions
Congress Lecture
Dean Morton
Intraoral Scanning
Congress Lecture
David G Gratton
Digital Approach to Implant Dentistry
Congress Lecture
German Gallucci
Accuracy of Different Dental Impression Techniques for Implant-Supported Dental Prostheses
Consensus Statement
Classification Tags
Components & Materials
Digital Impression
Digital Planning
Impression Techniques
Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
Prosthodontically Driven Planning
Treatment Planning
Treatment Planning Software