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Volume 31 , Issue 2
March/April 2016

Pages e15e17

A Technique to Transfer the Emergence Profile Contours of a Provisional Implant Crown to the Definitive Impression

Karnik Shah, BDS/Burak Yilmaz, DDS, PhD

PMID: 27004296
DOI: 10.11607/jomi.4374

This clinical report describes a method to create a proper emergence profile and accurately transfer it to the definitive impression, using an indirectly fabricated modified impression post. A provisional screwretained crown was indexed with a polyvinyl siloxane material. An autopolymerizing acrylic resin was used to modify an impression post on the polyvinyl siloxane index, which was then screwed onto the implant for the definitive impression after proper soft tissue healing. The indirectly fabricated modified impression post helped to transfer the contours to the definitive impression with minimal soft tissue irritation.

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