The Indirect Working Die Technique for Fabrication of Provisional Restorations
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A video of an indirect technique for making acrylic provisional dental crowns and fixed partial dentures.
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Antonelli J. The Indirect Working Die Technique for Fabrication of Provisional Restorations. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2011. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/8508 http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8508
- To learn to fabricate accurate provisional restorations prior to the patient's appointment.
- To develop an understanding of the advantages of the indirect technique vs the direct technique as it relates to marginal accuracy of restorations.
- To understand how elastomers can be used to fabricate working dies for use in construction of provisional restorations.
- To develop a program for fabricating provisional restorations that can be utilized by dentists and expanded function dental assistants in an office setting.
- To understand the time and cost-saving advantages of utilizing an indirect technique for making provisional restorations.
- Indirect Working Die, Provisional Restoration, Fixed Partial Dentures (MeSH), Crowns (MeSH), Restoration Repair, Elastomers
Practice-based Learning & Improvement
- Clinical Skills/Doctoring
- Dental Student
Authors & Co-Authors
John Antonelli, DDS, MS
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Effectiveness and Significance
As a result of direct visualization of all aspects of the teeth through the use of a system of flexible removable dies, the indirect working die technique enables a practitioner to produce accurate provisional dental restorations with superior marginal adaptation. Unlike gypsum dies, flexible elastomeric dies may be reused to create additional restorations when needed.
Special Implementation Guidelines or Requirements
No special implementation requirements are involved; only standard dental instruments are needed to utilize the technique.
The practitioner will learn the advantage of (1) utilizing a direct technique to produce fabricating provisional dental crowns or fixed partial dentures with superior marginal fit, and (2) the savings in time that can be realized when auxiliary dental personnel utilize the technique to produce quality restorations.
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This publication has been formally peer reviewed elsewhere
Publications, Presentations, and/or Citations for this Publication
- Antonelli, John R and Torio, Raymond S. “A new and indirect working die technique for fabricating temporary restorations.” General Dentistry, 47, No. 2 (March/April 1999), 202-205.