➤ Temporary Abutment Considerations ■ Temporary abutments are made of surgical grade titanium alloy Ti6Al4V. ■ Temporary abutments are designed to form a gingival sulcus and to preserve papillae during the one stage surgical procedure or after a two stage uncovering procedure. ■ Choose an abutment height that is sufficient to laterally support the interproximal papillae without its being too tall such that it would receive undesirable forces from the tongue. ■ The abutment height is measured from the top of the implant to the top of the abutment when the abutment is fully seated. ■ Actual diameters of the temporary abutments are 4.0, 5.5, 6.5, and 7.2mm for the 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, and 6.5mm abutments respectively. ■ Temporary abutments may be modified with a #1557 carbide bur or other carbide burs.