All Ceramic Crown Tooth Preparation and Provisional Crown Fabrication

Publication ID Published Version
5099 December 6, 2009 1


This is a 30-minute instructional video-recording depicting the step-by-step procedures, performed in real time by the author, required for the preparation of a maxillary central incisor for an all-ceramic full coverage restoration and the fabrication of a provisional restoration in a mannequin. The recording is divided into two parts. The first part lasts 19 minutes and it outlines the ten sequential steps involved in an all-ceramic tooth preparation: 1.) fabrication of a heavy polyvinylsiloxane matrix for later fabrication of the provisional restoration; 2.) demonstration of the armamentarium required for the tooth preparation; 3.) correct positioning of the mannequin along with the optimal positioning of the operator's body while performing the task; 4.) cutting of the facial and incisal depth grooves; 5.) incisal preparation; 6.) facial preparation; 7.) lingual preparation; 8.) interproximal preparation; 9.) preparation of finishing line; and 10.) finishing of the preparation.

The second part of the video lasts 11 minutes and is divided into four segments depicting the fabrication of the provisional restoration for the prepared tooth: 1.) demonstration of the armamentarium used for the procedure; 2.) handling of the materials used for the provisional restoration; 3.) adjustment of the restoration using burs and; 4.) the final assessing and polishing of the restoration. Detailed narration accompanies the video's content throughout all of its 14 segments.

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Aragon C. All Ceramic Crown Tooth Preparation and Provisional Crown Fabrication. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2009. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to restore single tooth defects and aesthetic problems, including the selection of materials and techniques.
  2. To be able to manage patients who have partial tooth loss.
  3. To be able to manage or perform restorative procedures for treatment of non-vital teeth or broken down teeth in the aesthetic region.
  4. To be able to fabricate and assess a provisional prosthesis.
  5. To be able to use currently available interim restoration materials and techniques.
  6. To be able to function in a simulated clinic setting, complying with specific fixed prosthodontic clinical protocol.


  • Provisional Restoration, All-Ceramic Crown, Dental Cavity Preparation, Dental Restoration


  • Dental
    • Critical Thinking
    • Esthetic Dentistry
    • Intro to Clinical Dentistry
    • Prosthodontics


  • Knowledge for Practice
    • Apply Basic Sciences
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Professional Interest

  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Oral Health
  • Technology

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Learning
  • Tutorial

Organ Systems

  • Gastrointestinal system

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student


  • Video
  • Virtual Patient

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