The utilization of properly fabricated provisional prosthodontic appliances will permit a higher rate of success of the definitive treatment. This phase of restorative treatment should not be merely considered a temporary treatment but as a template for the ensuing prosthesis. The information that is obtained in this phase of treatment will reduce the problems that may be encountered in the definitive treatment. This article has discussed the function and requirements of both provisional, fixed restorations and transitional removable partial dentures. The methods of fabrication and the materials employed have been enumerated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Dental clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jul 1987|
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