Provisional restorations are an essential phase in the treatment procedure for fixed provisional restoration. Provisional restorations are designed in order to protect oral structures and promote function and esthetics for a limited period of time, after which they are to be replaced by a definite prosthesis. Provisional restorations are important during the rehabilitation process, knowledge of the mechanical properties of the available materials allows us to predict their clinical performance. These materials should not only satisfy the mechanical requirements such as strength and resistance to wear but also meet the biologic and esthetic demands. The present review article describes the different materials used for these provisional restorations and also the techniques used to fabricate them along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Key words: Restoration, Rehabilitation, Prosthesis.
Received: 24 February, 2019 Revised: 28 March, 2019 Accepted: 29 March, 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Manohar Banka, Post Graduate, Department of Prosthodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Chiramana S, J Dev RR, Banka M, Pssv Sirisha, Rao K, Chvn SK. Provisional Restoration in Prosthodontics: A Review. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(5): 46-51.