In a recent article, I went over the various types of options clinicians have when treating patients who need an immediate implant placed. As I had mentioned in that article, the placement of a temporary the day of implant placement has significant advantages in preserving the gingival form. The temporary may be attached to the implant, or may simply extend into the socket to maintain the emergence profile but not be attached to the implant.
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Reprinted with permission from Spear Education.