The prepared standard straight abutment seen in this picture could be used to support a crown. In my early years of restoring dental implants, I would have done just that. Now optimal esthetic’s are acheived with the use of custom abutments. A custom abutment will typically cost several hundred dollars in additional cost, but in my opinion it is minimal compared to the final esthetic result. Sedation is typically not used at this stage of implant dentistry, but can be.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A