Digital Custom Impression Technique to Record Emergence Profile and Fabrication of an Esthetic Implant Supported Restoration

J Prosthodont. 2020 Aug;29(7):636-639. doi: 10.1111/jopr.13200. Epub 2020 Jul 7.


One of the challenges in esthetic implant supported restorations is to replicate the emergence profile of soft tissue contours created by provisional restorations. Various analog techniques have been used to achieve the most esthetic and natural emergence profile in final restorations. The evolution of digital dentistry has made dentistry easier and efficient albeit with a learning curve. The technique described here uses digital technology to describe a complete digital workflow from the provisional stage to the final restoration.

Keywords: Clinical digital workflow; custom impression; digital impression; emergence profile; implant esthetics.

MeSH terms

  • Culture
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Impression Technique*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
  • Esthetics, Dental


  • Dental Implants