When the immediate provisional (Fig.5 P) is seated, bone graft is held in place (<).

Fig.6: Seven days postop; pain free.  The buccal gingiva has shrunken.  The margin of the provisional will be trimmed ~ 2 weeks later when the bone graft becomes adhered to each other and the surrounding tissue.

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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 11/26/2014, last revision 12/22/2018