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Case of the Month

Every day, dental technicians and dentists manage challenging cases with the help of the cara system. In our series "Case of the Month", users introduce their challenges in digital prosthetics and present their solutions.


Case Study cara I-Bridge®: Seven implants, one solution

By Dr. Kentaro Shida / Mr. Yohei Kusano / Mr. Ryuichi Sano

Initial Situation: Originally 6 implants of screw retained, out of which 2 were lost. For the recovery, 3 implants were placed, which made the total fixtures of 7 from two different manufacturers in the lower jaw. With the help of a cara I-Bridge superstructure, Dr Kentaro Shida and the dental technicians Mr Yohei Kusano and Mr Ryuichi Sano solved a case which some dental technicians would consider a major challenge. In this Case of the Month, they show their adaptation to the individual requirements and wishes of the patient, from the positioning of the screw channel to the finishing of the implant bridge. A case study made in Japan!
Case Study cara I-Bridge®: Screw-retained? Of course!

By CMDT Norbert Frei and Dr Ingo Trenn

The initial situation: A patient presented with implants in the regions 11, 13, 15, 21, 23 and 26 and preserved tooth substance in regions 13 and 14 requiring a prosthetic restoration. Due to the less then ideal positioning of the implants in the atrophied maxilla, the treatment team decided on a combination of two screw-retained bridge constructions with the cara I-Bridge® angled. In this case of the month, master dental technician Norbert Frei shows how it’s done.
Case Study cara I-Bridge®: Thinking around the corner

By CMDT Volker Weber

The initial situation: In atrophied maxillae, spreading of the implants in the labial direction often renders screw retention more difficult. Master dental technician Volker Weber relies on the cara I-Bridge® angled for large bridge constructions. The variable exit angle of the screw channel ensures aesthetic results, which, thanks to the screw retention, are particularly secure and facilitate the follow-up treatment. This case of the month demonstrates the procedure with a restoration across four implants in the maxilla.
Case Study cara I-Butment®: Attractive and secure

By Dr Patrick Heers

The initial situation: A patient with two exisiting implants in regions 13 and 23 required a prosthetic restoration. Substantial angulation of the implants to buccal posed a particular challenge for Dr Patrick Heers. Using the single-piece, screw-retained cara I-Butment, the oral surgeon managed to create a restoration which is both attractive and secure. The angulable screw channels make it possible to balance out divergences of up to 20°.

Anwendungsfall cara I-Bridge®: Ein schöneres Lächeln

Von Lab. Leonardo Castaldo / Dr. Emiddio Di Matteo

Ausgangssituation: Das Ziel war ein zu verschönerndes Lächeln – sowohl aus ästhetischer als auch aus funktionaler Sicht. Auf Wunsch der Patientin war nur ein Eingriff am oberen Bogen möglich, wo bereits Implantate mit zwei unterschiedlichen Implantatplattformen mit nicht idealer Position und Neigung vorhanden waren. Nach den ersten Bewertungen wurde die geschraubte Lösung cara I-Bridge angled als beste Wahl für diesen spezifischen Fall ermittelt. Mit diesem Fall wird dokumentiert, wie es möglich war, der Patientin dank cara I-Bridge angled ein schönes Lächeln zu verleihen.
Case Study cara I-Bridge®: Screw-retained around the corner

By Thomas Backscheider, dental technician

The initial situation: Screw retention or cementing? That’s the decision users are faced with for implant-based dentures. Angulable screw channels are secure and flexible, which is why dental technician Thomas Backscheider relies on the cara I-Bridge® for partially removable implant bridges. This case of the month demonstrates the procedure with a restoration across six implants in the mandible from the setup to the finishing of the framework structure.
Case Study cara I-Bridge®: Securely and flexibly screw-retained

By CMDT Björn Maier

The initial situation: Complete restorations in atrophied maxillae pose dentists the challenge of achieving the right mix of aesthetic and functional criteria. CMDT Björn Maier relies on cara I-Bridge® for partially removable implant prosthetics. This case of the month demonstrates the procedure with a restoration across six implants from the setup to the finishing of the framework structure.
Indication for cara I-Bridge®: Precision in the narrowest spaces

Case of the month by master dental technician Michael Fischer

The initial situation: A patient with missing molars in the third quadrant needs to be supplied with implant prosthetics. The issue: During the interim restoration, the antagonists in the maxilla were not supported and were already elongated. Too little space for the work of master dental technician Michael Fischer. The case of the month shows how he solved this tricky situation with the help of a two-piece angled cara I-Bridge.
Indication for cara I-Bridge®: The right angle for maximum aesthetics

Case of the month by Dentist Dr. Sven Rinke

The initial situation: A patient with marked previous periodontal damage and residual dentition not suitable for preservation wanted a new, fixed dental prosthesis. Based on the clinically-based advantages, Dr. Sven Rinke recommended a partially removable, screw-retained bridge construction. The case of the month shows how he solved the challenge of an aesthetic, screw-retained restoration in the maxilla with an angulated superstructure cara I-Bridge® angled.
Indication for cara I-Bridge®: Six implants, one solution

The art of dentistry: By Wolfgang Sommer, master dental technician, Zahnkreation

The initial situation: Six implants from different manufacturers placed in the maxilla. Master dental technician Wolfgang Sommer solved what some dental technicians would consider a major challenge with the help of a cara I-Bridge® superstructure. In the case of the month, he shows his adaptation to the individual requirements and wishes of the patient, from the positioning of the screw channel to the finishing of the implant bridge.