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Immediate Custom Implant Provisionalization: A Prosthetic Technique Immediate Custom Implant Provisionalization: A Prosthetic Technique

Author(s):

Gerard Lemongello, DMD

Date Added:

6/23/2010


Summary:

Surgical and restorative techniques that can reduce the loss of hard and soft tissues that often accompany implant placement are desirable. The use of a customized provisional restoration will provide a mechanism to assist the clinician in achieving the preservation of hard and soft tissue. This article will explore clinical scenarios in which the fabrication of an immediate, customized provisional abutment and restoration can be utilized to guide tissue healing and improve the aesthetics of implant restorations. This article will focus on the use of a provisional restoration after traditional healing.

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