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Vol. 69, No. 2
ISSN: 1488-2159
February 2003


A Modified Impression Technique for Accurate
Registration of Peri-implant Soft Tissues


• Nikolai Attard, BChD, MSc •
• Izchak Barzilay, DDS, Cert Prostho, MS •

A b s t r a c t

Replacement of single missing teeth with an implant-supported restoration is recognized as a highly successful treatment. An impression technique for peri-implant soft-tissue replication in an anterior zone is described. The technique involves use of an interim restoration as an abutment for the final impression. This allows accurate duplication of the soft tissues and fabrication of a final restoration with the correct emergence profile.


MeSH Key Words: dental implants, single tooth; dental impression techniques; dental prosthesis, implant-supported
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