Laboratory technique for the fabrication of interim restorations
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Most of the times the practitioner tends to overlook the role of the interim restorations, thinking that this is “temporary” phase of the overall procedure and therefore the patient’s expectations, as well as the functional demands should be limited. In complete rehabilitation cases, extensive and long term interim restorations are required, which should not only fulfill the functional criteria but also the esthetic demands of the patient. The role of the interim restorations becomes an important portion in diagnosis and treatment phases, involved in restoring the patient back to optimum oral health, especially in situations in which extensive reconstructive needs, while the selection of the restorative material is an important parameter in the treatment plan. It is of major importance that the restorative dentist has a clear picture of the final result, before initiating the treatment. On the other hand, no elective restorative dentistry should be undertaken without a clear understanding of the patient’s expectations and the limitations of restorative therapy. The purpose of this table clinic is to present a laboratory technique for the fabrication of interim restorations, with several advantages.
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