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