Nowadays, we are able to offer temporary restorations to our patients, either by using the implants we just inserted (see: Immediate implant loading) or by using the remaining teeth of the patient during the phase of osseointegration. With temporary restorations, already at this stage of treatment, we are able -in this phase of the recovery- to control the masticatory, phonetic and aesthetic functions that we designed and apply corrections if needed.
IMMEDIATE IMPLANT LOADING
Immediate implant loading depends on the quantity and quality of the bone of the jaw, the number and spreading of implants. So, if we place a specific number of implants with good primary stability, they can be restored with a temporary prosthesis and in some cases it is possible to insert the final restoration immediately after the surgical placement of implants.
Generally, temporary restorations are being used in aesthetically sensitive areas (front teeth in the upper jaw) having as purpose to sculpture of the soft tissue (gums). Final restorations used for the posterior teeth or the entire jaw. Usually the final restorations are being adjusted after the phase of osseointegration of the implants.
So, we move on safely towards the prosthetic phase providing the patient with temporary teeth throughout the treatment.