An “immediate” temporary crown is an option and is given ample consideration whenever the site in question is visible. The most important factors we consider are whether or not we can achieve a high degree of initial stabilization of the implant and if there is an above average amount of supportive bone.
The patient is instructed to avoid chewing on the temporary and the temporary itself is always made a little shorter than what the actual tooth will be so as to avoid any contact with the opposing teeth. This is necessary to avoid overstressing the implant while the process of osseointegration (fusing to bone) is taking place. Micromovement will cause a lack of osseointegration and potential early failure.
If conditions are not favorable, we recommend not placing a temporary in areas that are not esthetically critical. Where esthetics are a concern, we can discuss the best option that applies to your individual situation. We want to ensure clinical success in the long term as well as make the transitional period of healing as uneventful as possible.
Ann talks about the transition from wearing a Removable Partial Denture to Implant supported Permanent Bridges. Read more
Because Mark had a significant gag reflex, it required some creative dental juggling as we transitioned him from his failing teeth into an implant supported permanent bridge.
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