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Provisional Coverage Chapter 51
Provisional Coverage Provisional 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? Temporary How long can provisional coverage last? Depends, usually will start to break down after a month What is one example of a fixed prosthesis? Crown, Bridge What types of provisionals are there? Custom and prefabricated
Purposes of Provisional Coverage o Reduces sensitivity and discomfort of the prepared tooth o Maintains the function and aesthetics of the prepared tooth o Provides occlusal stability o Protects the margins of the preparation o Prevents shifting of the adjacent or opposing teeth Why 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.

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