Fig.11 (Intraop buccal view): The immediate provisional (P) is cemented. It covers the buccal aspect of the socket so that bone graft will not be dislodged. In addition, the provisional is infraocclusal, i.e., load-free. Its main function is to cover the socket.
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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 03/09/2013, last revision 01/19/2018