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Technique for fabricating a cement-retained single-unit implant-supported provisional restoration in the esthetic zone.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
0022-3913
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Volume
94
Issue
3
Pages
296–298
Identifiers
PMID: 16126084
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The fabrication of provisional restorations is an important stage in implant treatment. In the esthetic zone, the potential for error without the use of provisional restorations in the selection of the abutments, framework design, appropriate vertical dimension of occlusion, occlusal profile, and the esthetic interpretation may be significant. Provisional restorations are indicated in esthetic zones, for the contouring of the gingiva, to achieve an acceptable emergence profile, to have custom-guided tissue healing, and to induce appropriate soft-tissue topography. This article describes the fabrication of a provisional restoration for a single-unit implant-supported crown.

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