As clinicians, we are constantly drawn to the quality of how well teeth have been prepared, how smooth the margins are, how good impressions are taken and how beautiful the final result of a cuspal coverage restoration looks.

In the past, I along with many of my esteemed colleagues have always asked the same questions:

  • Where did you learn to prep like that?
  • What burs do you use?
  • How do you get your margins so clean?
  • What is your impression material of choice and what technique do you use?
  • Which lab do you use?                     

We do this because we are driven by results and final outcomes for our patients, but one thing is routinely overlooked and seldom asked:

  • What about temporisation?
  • How do you temporise a tooth you are going to restore?
  • What temporary material/s should you use and why?
  • How do you make temporary crowns look natural?
  • What is and how do you make a Functional and Aesthetic temporary restoration?
  • Does the temporary restoration really matter or make a difference?
  • What determines the type of temporary restoration you use and why?
  • How do you prevent sensitivity while the temporary is on?
  • How long do you temporise for?
  • Do I need to be concerned about the soft tissues?
  • What happened between the impression and the fit?
  • When Can I use a Temporary / Provisional Restoration?

Our very own Study Group Director, Dr Vishaal Shah gives you an in-depth insight into the art of making aesthetic and functional temporary restorations in general practice.

Aims and objectives:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in the fabrication of quality temporary restorations for a range of clinical situations
  • Gain an invaluable insight into the planning and execution of the truly functional and aesthetic temporary restoration
  • Learn how to implement most of the techniques shown into your daily practice using materials you already have in your armamentarium
  • Understand the importance of providing high-quality provisional restorations as part of the journey to achieving predictable definitive outcomes

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