Provisionalization: the key to cosmetic & restorative success.

  • Keith D Rossein
  • Published 1995 in Compendium of continuing education in dentistry


This article demonstrates the importance of provisionals in achieving success with the final restoration. The purposes of a provisional restoration are discussed as well as the various types of provisional materials that are available. A direct technique, using a clear plastic matrix for the fabrication of a provisional bridge, is described. Included is a procedure for forming a pontic that will have accurate contacts and proper contours and embrasures every time.

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@article{Rossein1995ProvisionalizationTK, title={Provisionalization: the key to cosmetic & restorative success.}, author={Keith D Rossein}, journal={Compendium of continuing education in dentistry}, year={1995}, volume={16 7}, pages={684, 686, 688 passim} }