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    Everything that you should know about temporary implant crown

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    Can you put a temporary crown on an implant?

    The option most people choose is a temporary crown, which will stay on the implant. The dentist will provide specific instructions on diet and basic precautions until the permanent crown is in place.

    If you are not planning to have a temporary crown – we can offer you a dental flipper. It is a temporary solution as well. Call us for more information about acrylic flipper at (407) 989 99-99.

    How long does a temporary implant crown last?

    In general,  temporary crowns must only be used for the period that it takes for the lab to get your permanent crown ready. This is usually between 3 to 21 days.

    Why is a temporary implant crown needed?

    A temporary crown for dental implants is placed only if the dental implantation is carried out according to a one-stage technique with instant loading. In this case, immediately after placing a dental implant, the gap between the teeth is closed with a temporary plastic crown. This material is lighter, but functional at the same time. The lightweight design helps the implant take root faster inside the bone tissue, without unnecessary pressure.

    A temporary crown for an implant with a placed loading protocol is needed to activate the bone tissue cells around the implant and begin active growth. The insertion technology and design of the implants with pronounced threads and high primary stabilization are designed so that the patient can quickly return to the usual way of life. The gap is closed with a crown to close the aesthetic defect. It is important that this technique can only be used to restore teeth in the smile zone. The crown is placed on the group of the anterior teeth of the upper and lower jaw from the 1st incisor to the 5th molar.

    An important advantage of of such a crown is that metabolic processes in the bone tissue are as active as with their own teeth. Subsidence or atrophic process is practically not observed. The edge of the alveolar ridge does not sag, thus maintaining an even gingival contour. When implanting anterior teeth, aesthetics remains the main factor. The gums are formed evenly near the crown, fit tightly, without forming cavities and pockets. Therefore, there is no need to resort to additional measures for the formation of the gingiva around the crown, as in the two-stage method. When using a healing abutment, individual abutment, gingival plastic or bone augmentation.

    Fabrication of a temporary crowns

    The material for the temporary crown is medical grade plastic. Externally, the temporary plastic crown does not stand out from other teeth, it is cheap and easy to manufacture, install and fit. When made by the direct method, the crown is ready in 1-2 hours, the patient receives the finished crown immediately after implantation. When fabricated by an indirect method in the laboratory, metal can be used as a frame. In this case, the crown will be more durable and stronger. When manufactured in the laboratory, the finished crown has a higher density than with the direct method, accumulates less plaque, and is more consistent with anatomical features. The production time is from 1 to 3 days.

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