Fabrication of Provisional Restoration Using Direct Technique

Format Publication ID Version Published
Lab Guide 9055 1 December 6, 2011


This lab manual is intended to provide dental students, dental assistants, and dental therapists with instructional guidance. This module will guide users through the steps of fabricating provisional crown restorations. The module will apply the principles of the direct fabrication of a provisional for a full coverage restoration. The module will guide users through the steps of the provisional fabrication procedure for tooth #30 full gold crown and an extension of this exercise is included regarding the fabrication of #9 porcelain fused to metal provisional restoration.


Porter M, Adarve R. Fabrication of Provisional Restoration Using Direct Technique . MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9055

Educational Objectives

  1. To describe the steps in fabricating a provisional restoration using direct technique.
  2. To manipulate materials such as Exaflex(R) Putty Matrix Material and Protemp(R) provisional material.
  3. To fabricate provisional restoration using direct technique.
  4. To mix putty and fabricate matrix.
  5. To prepare and dispense Protemp(R) provisional material.
  6. To fill putty matrix with Protemp(R), place onto typodont tooth, and remove putty matrix.
  7. To trim provisional restoration.
  8. To polish provisional restoration.
  9. To evaluate provisional restoration.


  • Restoration, Crowns (MeSH), Full Gold Crown, Porcelain Fused to Metal Restoration, Provisional Fabrication Direct Technique


  • Dental
    • Intro to Clinical Dentistry
    • Prosthodontics

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Medical Knowledge
  • Dental
    • Patient Care

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Oral Health

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study
  • Simulation

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