The Indirect Working Die Technique for Fabrication of Provisional Restorations

Format Publication ID Version Published
Video 8508 1 September 12, 2011
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine


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; 2011. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To learn to fabricate accurate provisional restorations prior to the patient's appointment.
  2. To develop an understanding of the advantages of the indirect technique vs the direct technique as it relates to marginal accuracy of restorations.
  3. To understand how elastomers can be used to fabricate working dies for use in construction of provisional restorations.
  4. To develop a program for fabricating provisional restorations that can be utilized by dentists and expanded function dental assistants in an office setting.
  5. 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


  • Dental
    • Prosthodontics

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Oral Health

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study

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