Effective Provisional Restorations

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Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD & Professional Staff

Staff members make excellent provisional restorations!  Making provisional restorations is a staff function for an efficient, effective dental practice.  Staff persons can become better at making provisionals than most dentists!  How is the competency of your staff at this procedure?  When properly constructed, staff-made provisional restorations save you time, effort, and money.  They also increase team members’ interest and job satisfaction. 

Learn well-proven techniques for making provisional restorations ranging from single crowns to multiple tooth restorations, how to cement them with minimal or no tooth sensitivity, optimum occlusion and esthetics, well-fitting margins, and maximum strength.  Competency in making temporary restorations is among the most needed of all functions commonly delegated to your clinical team!

Table of Contents

  • Characteristics of an Ideal Provisional
  • Prefabricated Provisional Restorations
  • Custom-Made Provisionals
  • Laboratory-Made Provisionals
  • Desirable Resin Characteristics for Provisional Restorations
  • Single-Tooth Provisional Restorations
  • Inlay/Onlay Provisional Restoration
  • Three-Unit Fixed Prosthesis Provisional Restorations
  • Reinforcement of Provisional Restorations
  • Multi-Unit Provisional Restorations
  • Superficial Coloration of Provisional Restorations
  • Provisional Cements
  • Long-Term Use of Provisional Restorations
  • Negative Characteristics
  • Educating Staff to Fabricate Provisional Restorations
  • Educating Patients about the Limitations of Provisional Restorations

Item #: V1928

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