Photogrammetry impression techniquea case history report.

  1. Andrés Sánchez Monescillo
  2. Andrés Sánchez Turrión
  3. Elena Vellón Domarco
  4. Carmen Martín Salinas
  5. Juan Carlos Prados Frutos
The International Journal of Prosthodontics

ISSN: 1942-4426

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 29

Issue: 1

Pages: 71-73

Type: Article

More publications in: The International Journal of Prosthodontics


JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2016
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.386
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 1.301
  • Article influence score: 0.525
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 49/90 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2016
  • SJR Journal Impact: 1.011
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Medicine (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 589/2941
  • Area: Oral Surgery Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 7/50

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2016
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 2.3
  • Area: Oral Surgery Percentile: 56


Purpose: The aim of this report is to present photogrammetry as a reliable step in the fabrication of a full-arch immediate rehabilitation. Materials and Methods: A 59-yearold man attended the department seeking dental rehabilitation for the sequelae of severe oral health neglect. The mandibular teeth suffered from advanced periodontal disease and the patient wore a maxillary complete denture. An irreversible hydrocolloid impression of the mandibular arch was made, poured in stone, and digitally scanned to create the first stereolithography (STL) file. All teeth with the exception of two retained as landmarks were extracted, and seven implants were placed under local anesthesia and their positions recorded using photogrammetry. Maxillary and mandibular dental arch alginate impressions were made, poured in laboratory stone, and scanned. A provisional restoration was placed 7 hours after surgery using the STL files to determine the best-fit line. Results: Radiographic and clinical follow-up after 1 year showed a favorable evolution of the implants. No screw loosening or other mechanical or biologic complications were observed. Conclusion: The case history using the described system suggests certain advantages over conventional techniques. More research is needed to assess the possible benefits associated with photogrammetry when making implant-supported restorations.