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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 134659, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/134659
Review Article

Techniques of Fabrication of Provisional Restoration: An Overview

Department of Prosthodontics, Govt. Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore Victoria Hospital Campus, Fort 560002, Bangalore, India

Received 1 July 2011; Accepted 9 August 2011

Academic Editor: Michael E. Razzoog

Copyright © 2011 K. M. Regish et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A properly fabricated provisional restoration is important in achieving a successful indirect restoration. The importance of provisional restorations as an integral part of fixed prosthodontic treatment is evident from the abundance of the literature pertaining to their importance regarding margin fidelity, function, occlusion, and esthetics. There are a variety of techniques available to suit the individual needs of the clinician and of the clinical situation, from a single unit to a complete-arch provisional fixed prostheses.