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An Alternate Technique for Precise Transfer of Information from the Provisional to Definitive Full-mouth Restorations

Amar Bhochhibhoya

Keywords : Composite index, Concepts/philosophies, Cross-mounting, Full-mouth rehabilitation, Gnathology, Occlusion, Provisional restorations, Putty matrix

Citation Information : Bhochhibhoya A. An Alternate Technique for Precise Transfer of Information from the Provisional to Definitive Full-mouth Restorations. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021; 11 (2):93-96.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1310

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: This technique aims to demonstrate a practicable approach for the precise transfer of information from the provisional to the final full-mouth restorations. Background: The prosthetic rehabilitation of severely worn dentition often poses challenges to the dental practitioners as it necessitates several stages of treatment sequencing including multiple sets of provisional restorations, which require several adjustments over a reasonable period of time to establish the desired esthetics and functions. Provisional restorations help to visualize and communicate the treatment outcomes to the patient and the dental technician. The patient-specific information reflected in the provisional restorations should not be lost during the clinical procedures and must be accurately adapted to the definitive restorations. Technique: The method presented in this article is a variation of the “cross-mounting” procedure. The technique demonstrates the use of anterior composite index stabilized cross-mounting and putty matrix, which facilitates the design and fabrication of the metal framework and evaluates the available restorative space for the final prosthesis. Conclusion: This technique allows the restorative dentist to duplicate the prosthetic information gained from provisional restorations accurately in the final restorations, ensures better and accurate mounting, and allows verification of the centric relation before investing time in the fabrication of the definitive restorations.

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