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Provisional Restorations

24-03-2020

Preston Dental Saskatoon Dental Clinic Services

Depending on which tooth you’re replacing, your immediate load dental implant may have what we consider a “provisional” restoration placed on the date of surgery, then a more permanent restoration a few months later. Provisional crowns or bridges are made to eliminate aesthetic concerns but aren’t such that they’re kept in the mouth on a permanent, long-term basis.

Why? Because your oral anatomy and gum tissues will slightly change after an implant is placed. After everything has integrated properly, those minor changes may cause the provisional crown to start to stand out. It’s at that point where a more permanent porcelain design would be recommended.