Provisonals / Temporaries


Temporaries have become an important and necessary part of any smile or bite reconstruction. They serve several other important functions, including:
  • Protecting teeth that have been prepared for a final restoration.
  • Covering exposed dentin to prevent tooth sensitivity, plaque buildup, cavities and pulp problems.
  • Preventing unwanted tooth movement.
  • Enabling patients to eat and speak normally.
  • Maintaining the health and contours of the gum tissue.
  • Allowing patients to “test drive” the fit, look, comfort and function of the anticipated smile makeover or restoration(s).
  • Serving as a discussion point for addressing cosmetic or functional concerns during the interim period they are worn.
  • Saving time and money by providing an accurate blueprint of what the final restoration(s) will look and feel like, thereby reducing the need for additional procedures, adjustments and remakes.
**modifications should be done at this stage or at the diagnostic wax-up stage so the final work is predictable***