What is an emergence cuff? When and how do I use an emergence cuff?
An emergence cuff is a plastic prosthetic ring, which is placed over a permanent abutment to maintain a proper gingival sulcus. An emergence cuff may be used alone, in non-aesthetic areas, or it may act as the apical third of a temporary crown. To meet the need of a particular clinical situation, the emergence cuff may be reshaped. For Bicon's regular abutments, the emergence cuff is retained with cement. For our Stealth Shouldered Abutment System, the emergence cuff is snapped into place.