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.