An implant-supported rehabilitation case using innovative provisional restoration design and conversion as diagnostic and treatment modalities

N Y State Dent J. 2005 Jun-Jul;71(4):43-6.


This article reviews and details a maxillary anterior implant-supported rehabilitation case that required an interdisciplinary approach. An innovative technique is presented, in which a transitional acrylic and wrought wire removable partial denture was converted at chairside to a provisional fixed bridge on the day of Stage II implant surgery. This technique underscores and illustrates the importance of diagnosis, planning, and sequential, coordinated treatment in dental rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cuspid
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
  • Dental Prosthesis Design*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed*
  • Denture, Partial, Immediate*
  • Denture, Partial, Temporary
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor
  • Maxilla