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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry



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Int J Comput Dent 16 (2013), No. 4     6. Dec. 2013
Int J Comput Dent 16 (2013), No. 4  (06.12.2013)

Page 327-346, PubMed:24555408, Language: English/German

CAD/CAM-based Polymer Provisionals as Treatment Adjuncts
Kurbad, Andreas
The role and function of provisional restorations has changed significantly in recent years. The reasons include the improvement of material properties and the CAD/ CAM production option using polymer blanks, which are offered by various manufacturers. Besides their classic indications in crown and bridge prosthodontics, provisional restorations are now used for soft-tissue management, preparation and adaptation in complex restorations that include changes in vertical relations, and as mock-ups in esthetic dentistry.

Keywords: Provisionals, CAD/CAM, PMMA polymer, crowns, bridges, pontics, overbite, soft-tissue management, esthetics