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Temporary Full Implant Teeth. Why Do This Step?


In this video learn why it is important to go through this step to make sure that the final all on 6, all on 4 etc. is made the best way possible. You cannot imagine how many patients I see that come to me for problems that either could have been avoided by an extra step with a digital design PMMA provisional “test drive” could have solved! The PMMA temporaries are intended to test many things such as:

Watch the video, look at the pictures and post comments. These are all starting points and temporary only . The final pictures are not included on this post.

If you are looking for information on single-tooth front dental implant temporary steps read this post

There is so much more to dental implants than just screws and surgery!    These temporaries are different than the temporaries that are placed at the time of surgery for immediate loading (same day teeth).

Please keep in mind that replacing nature is no easy task.  Dental implants are not teeth… They are a replacement for teeth.  Although I strive for perfection, all of these patients have compromised situations.

Final x-ray with upper and lower solid zirconia Bridges on 12 implants. There are 24 teeth supported by these 12 implants.
Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S. Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

2 thoughts on “Temporary Full Implant Teeth. Why Do This Step?

  1. Hello Dr Ramsey, I’m in New Zealand so have no way of seeing you but you seem extremely knowledgeable about implants so would like to ask you a question. Some time ago my upper first premolar cracked (#24 think?), I have had a root canal performed but unfortunately the infection has returned and my dentist would like to remove it and replace it immediately with a MAX tapered implant. Do you have experience with those? It seems odd to me to place an implant immediately when there is infection (minor) at the site. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Hello Blair,

      The type of procedure you are being recommended can be extremely successful. I do this all the time. Please keep in mind that it is not so much the brand of implant as it is the skill, experience, judgment and expertise of the providing dentist. Having an immediate implant placed requires more skill then a tooth that has been removed already. There are excellent benefits to having an immediate placement and I am a big proponent of this technique for the last 20 years. I know I have not answer your question exactly but it really boils down to your unique anatomy, your ability to heal and the skill of the dentist. Do your due diligence and make sure that you are working with an expert to avoid long-term problems. I find that many dental implant procedures being done today are based on fads rather than good science and long-term follow-up.

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Dr. Ramsey Amin has extensive experience in surgical and restorative implant dentistry. As one of only less than 400 Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) he is considered an expert, and board-certified in dental implants. He is a former instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.