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Temporization Following Implant Placement

Temporization following implant placement is more than just a throwaway step at the end of a surgical procedure, it is an integral part of the implant process and an essential factor in achieving optimal aesthetics.

According Dr. Avi Shelemay, a periodontist from Ottawa, temporization is ultimately what makes an implant look like a real tooth.

“Part of the frustration for dentists is they may be getting acceptable results, but the yare not getting perfection. The purpose of temporizing an implant is to modify and develop the soft tissue to achieve optimal aesthetics”.

In this edition of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. Shelemay talks to Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, about the role temporization plays in successful implant placement. He highlights the importance of creating an emergence profile, and walks through a recent case study to illustrate the custom impression coping of an anterior implant restoration.

We hope you find the conversation useful. We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below or send us your feedback by email.

Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team

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