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Provisional CoverageChapter 51
Provisional CoverageProvisional coverage is a protective covering worn temporarily while a fixed prosthesis is being fabricated in the dental laboratory. If treatment includes periodontal treatment or implants, wearing a provisional longer could take place.What does the term provisional mean?TemporaryHow long can provisional coverage last?Depends, usually will start to break down after a monthWhat is one example of a fixed prosthesis?Crown, BridgeWhat types of provisionals are there?Custom and prefabricated
Purposes of Provisional Coverage oReduces sensitivity and discomfort of the prepared toothoMaintains the function and aesthetics of the prepared toothoProvides occlusal stabilityoProtects the margins of the preparationoPrevents shifting of the adjacent or opposing teethWhy is it important for the dental assistant to know the normal anatomy of each tooth?Because assistants will most likely be making the provisional
Custom Provisional Coverage The most versatile and most used provisional coverage for crown and bridge preparations.