Temporary Crowns

 

Temporary crowns are interim restorations.

Benefits

  • Diagnostic tool

  • Protect teeth

  • Stabilise tooth position

  • Allow soft tissue remodelling, especially with implants

Considerations

  • The length of time temporary restorations are worn varies from a few days to several weeks or months

  • Full mouth reconstruction cases often employ long-term provisionals for aesthetic and functional evaluation

  • Provisionals enable the patient to assess the final result of a smile design or definitive reconstruction. The patient can make an informed decision regarding the contour, size, function and colour of the proposed restoration

  • For larger cases, excellent well-fitting temporaries enable the patient to trial the phonetics of the final prosthesis

 

  1. Standard acrylic/ Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA-millable)

  2. MaterialHeat-cured acrylic/polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

  3. Aesthetics✓ ✓ 

  4. Durability✓ 

  5. Marginsas for final restoration

  6. Flexural strength200 MPa

  7. IndicationsAssessment by dentist

  8. ColourStandard acrylic: ✓ ✓ ✓  

  9. PMMA Shades: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1,B2,B3,C1,C3,D2,D3, Clear

  10. BondingN/A

  11. Stain resistance✓ ✓ ✓ 

  12. Span/ingot sizeSingle-multiple units