Attempts have been made to develop a digital workflow that allows the subgingival form of the provisional restoration to be accurately transferred to the final restoration to provide appropriate cleansability, esthetics, and function.

Joda et al reported a method to manually individualize the scanbody, which has a circular diameter based on the emergence profile created by the provisional restoration. They developed a method for individualization of prefabricated implant transfer posts based on conventional impression-taking procedures.2,3  This method prevents supra-implant soft tissue collapse during intraoral scanning; however, a coronal configuration based on the provisional restoration cannot be assigned to the final restoration.

Monaco et al described an intraoral scanning method for replication of peri-implant soft tissue contours, as well as the emergence profile of the provisional restoration. They prepared an intraoral Standard Triangulation Language (STL) image to detect the implant position with a standardized implant...

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