Accurate transfer of peri-implant soft tissue emergence profile from the provisional crown to the final prosthesis using an emergence profile cast.

@article{Elian2007AccurateTO,
  title={Accurate transfer of peri-implant soft tissue emergence profile from the provisional crown to the final prosthesis using an emergence profile cast.},
  author={Nicolas Elian and Gerard Tabourian and Ziad N Jalbout and Anthony J Classi and Sang-Choon Cho and Stuart Froum and Dennis P. Tarnow},
  journal={Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry : official publication of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry ... [et al.]},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={306-14; discussion 315}
}
BACKGROUND The use of impression copings to make the final impression results in a master cast in which the soft tissue configuration around the implant platform is circular. Therefore, any soft tissue sculpting developed clinically by the provisional restoration is squandered. PURPOSE The purpose of this report was to present a method for the precise transfer of the peri-implant soft-tissue developed by a customized provisional restoration to an emergence profile cast. MATERIALS AND… CONTINUE READING

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