Why do I need a Temporary Crown for my Implant

Recently one of our doctors was asked why it is necessary to have a temporary crown made for an implant?  This is a good question.  The reason a temporary is necessary, especially with a front tooth, is the role the implant temporary plays in healing.  When an implant temporary is placed it helps guide the gum tissue to grow around the implant in a natural way.  It also provides a foundation to support the gum so it doesn’t collapse and loose its shape.  Without a temporary a space can develop around the implant tooth leaving a gap between the teeth making the tooth look unnatural.  Our goal is to provide the most natural restoration possible.

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