Tooth-and-tissue supported provisional restorations for the treatment of patients with extended edentulous spans
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Dental implants have been used successfully for decades in the treatment of edentulous patients and offer great comfort compared with complete dentures. However, completely edentulous patients or patients with several teeth with poor prognosis that will be all extracted have to be provided with an interim complete denture until the implants have been uncovered. Complete dentures are a less attractive option for the patients because of functional, esthetic, and psychological reasons. The use of complete dentures over implants during the patients' healing period has been associated with numerous complications. The aim of this paper was to present a new type of provisional restoration supported by hopeless teeth and soft tissues.
Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Dentistry not elsewhere classified