Course Objectives (1 CE Credit)
Premade custom temporaries offer clinicians a number of advantages over temporaries fabricated chairside. In this presentation, Dr. Steven Barrett explains the benefits of lab-fabricated temporaries, including improved marginal accuracy, strength, longevity and color stability. Topics include:
- How to present lab-fabricated temporaries to patients
- Temporary crown esthetics
- Reinforcement options for premade custom temporaries
- The benefits of lab-fabricated provisionals
- The importance of esthetic temporaries
The placement of laboratory-fabricated provisional restorations offers clinicians and patients numerous advantages, both restorative and cosmetic. Clinicians can achieve a higher degree of clinical success when it comes to marginal accuracy, strength, longevity and color stability compared to conventionally fabricated temporaries. Premade custom temporaries can serve as an integral part of any dentist’s restorative protocol, and their incorporation as a transitional tool within the office will lead to more predictable results.
CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.
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