A provisional implant is often recommended after a serious trauma, when multiple surgeries are planned, or when healing needs to occur before placement of a permanent implant is appropriate.
A provisional dental implant is a temporary implant that is designed to function for a limited time period. Provisional prosthesis can enhance aesthetics, provide stabilization and increased function, and maintain space for the final implant. They can also help to fine-tune the final implant, helping to determine the best shape and shade for the individual patient.
There are several types of provisional prosthesis types, varying in materials used, amount of support, and ease of removal. While these implants will typically not have the same natural feel and look of the final, permanent implant, they can provide many benefits, and usually have an extremely positive impact on the patient.