Provisional Restorations

Immediate non-occlusal load (INOL)

  • An INOL is a temporary abutment and crown that is made and delivered on the same day that the implant is placed.
  • A coordinated appointment is made for the patient to be seen in the restorative dentist’s office after the implant is placed.
  • Recommended for anterior placement only
  • This provisional restoration is fixed in place and is not designed to be removable.

 

Essex retainer

  • The Essex retainer is made of clear plastic and is vacuum-fit to be worn over the teeth.
  • It is made by the restorative office prior to surgery.
  • Removable
  • Designed for esthetics. Not ideal for chewing on.
 Provisional Restorations

 Provisional Restorations
 

Temporary partial denture (flipper/stayplate)

  • The “flipper” as it is commonly referred to resembles an orthodontic retainer with a tooth/teeth attached.
  • It is made by the restorative office prior to surgery.
  • Removable
  • Designed for esthetics. Not ideal for chewing on.