The esthetic success of an anterior implant-supported restoration is mostly dependent on having a soft-tissue architecture that is indistinguishable from the adjacent teeth. One of the most important steps to achieve this “esthetic success” is the correct use of the provisional restoration to optimize and properly contour (groom) the peri-implant tissue anatomy.
Once the optimal emergence profile has been developed, we need to communicate and transfer this information properly to the laboratory, unfortunately all implant companies provide stock round impression copings that do not transfer the soft-tissue contours precisely. A simple protocol to communicate this information is described here.
This visual essay walks through a step-by-step description on how to fabricate a personalized impression coping to transfer the peri-implant tissue anatomy properly.
A step-by step-technique on how to fabricate a personalized impression coping was described to optimize the transfer of the peri-implant soft tissue architecture to the laboratory.
Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D., is a member of Spear Resident Faculty.