Injectable technique for direct provisional restoration

Alvaro Blasi, Talal Alnassar, Gerard Chiche

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Objective: New technique describes an alternative treatment modality of making direct provisional restoration. Clinical considerations: A preoperative wax-up should be fabricated, followed by fabrication of a transparent polyvinyl siloxane (VPS) matrix in a clear plastic prefabricated tray with retentive holes. After the tray is separated from the model, two additional holes will be made through the tray and the VPS for injecting and venting of the temporary resin. After the teeth are prepared and the separating medium applied to them, the resin should be injected into the entrance hole using the provided auto-mix cartilage tip. The flow of the resin around the preparation can be observed through the clear mold and once the resin starts to extrude from the exit hole. It is necessary to block the exit hole with a finger while continuing to inject. This will increase the pressure inside the mold and improve marginal adaptation. Before complete polymerization, the matrix is removed. The provisional restorations are removed from the matrix and contoured, adjusted, and polished. Conclusion: This technique will help the clinicians to enhance the quality of the provisional restorations, to prevent entrapment of bubbles, improve marginal precision and prevent seating error. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: This study described a novel technique for constructing a direct provisional restoration by injecting bis-acryl temporary resin into a matrix that is already seated over the prepared tooth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • bis-acryl
  • direct
  • temporary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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