The use of definitive implant abutments for the fabrication of provisional crowns: a case series

Bilhan H., Geçkili O., Mumcu E.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL AND IMPLANT SCIENCE, vol.41, pp.248-252, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: The anterior region is a challenge for most clinicians to achieve optimal esthetics with dental implants. The provisional crown is a key factor in the success of obtaining pink esthetics around restorations with single implants, by soft tissue and inter-proximal papilla shaping. Provisional abutments bring additional costs and make the treatment more expensive. Since one of the aims of the clinician is to reduce costs and find more economic ways to raise patient satisfaction, this paper describes a practical method for chair-side fabrication of non-occlusal loaded provisional crowns used by the authors for several years successfully.