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Thoughts on taking final impression for a crown on implant?

Last Updated December 15, 2017
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

I have found many times that the crowns I get back from the lab when I use impression copings and open or closed tray impressions require considerable adjustment of the occlusal and interproximals. Recently, I’ve been torquing the final abutment down to 30-35 Ncm and just taking the final impression on that. Then I leave the abutment on (covered with some integrity temp material so it doesn’t bother the tongue). This way I don’t have to bother with the impression abutment, implant analog, etc. The crowns come back with much better positioning and less adjustments/ redos necessary. Anyone else doing it like this??


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