Errors associated with digital preview of computer-engineered complete dentures and guidelines for reducing them: A technique article

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Abstract

Patient reports, clinical studies, and systematic reviews reveal a rapid increase in interest in computer-engineered complete dentures (CECDs). The advantages of CECDs include a reduced number of visits, improved fit and retention, and electronic archiving. However, patient dissatisfaction has been reported with CECDs, which may be due to the lack of a trial placement appointment. This technique article identifies errors that occur when CECDs are previewed digitally and proposes guidelines and a checklist to reduce complications such as inadequate esthetics, poor tooth arrangement, misaligned occlusal plane, and inappropriate denture base characteristics.

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