However, these authors used a protocol of immediate loading in six implants that had a provisional restoration
retained in standard pillars, and our study used only two small-diameter implants for a muco-implant-supported retention of the provisional prosthesis until the sixth month.
Marginal accuracy is one of the most important factors that determines the success of a provisional restoration
; an acceptable accuracy at the margin is indispensable in maintaining gingival health and protecting the tooth from physical, chemical, bacterial, and thermal injuries.4 Marginal failure might lead to micro-leakage, postoperative sensitivity, pulpal inflammation, recession, and recurrent dental caries.5
Many factors like removal of protective smear layer by acid etching, over tooth preparation, inadequate provisional restoration
and micro leakage can be responsible for this post-cementation sensitivity.5
This staged extraction technique along with strategic implant placement led to ease of retaining the temporary or provisional restoration
in place and at the same time addressing patient's esthetic issues as well.
Caption: Figure 6: Aspect of the provisional restoration
Prithviraj, "Techniques of fabrication of provisional restoration
: an overview," International Journal of Dentistry, vol.
Meanwhile, the provisional restoration
A well-done provisional restoration
demonstrates five key features.
A provisional restoration
was made using a silicon key as mold copying the morphology of the wax-up.
plays a vital role in the long term success of fixed partial restorations.
They address treatment planning, treatment options, and materials used for restoration; the principles and methods of restoration and cementation, provisional restoration
, and management of discolored endodontically treated teeth; various aspects of the management of severely damaged pulpless teeth; and treatment of complications and failures, including perforations, removal of posts and broken instruments from the root canal system, and crowns.