- The temporary abutments and coping used for the fabrication of temporary screw-retained restorations are made of titanium or plastic. The retentive grooves on the abutments help to retain the acrylic material when constructing the temporary restoration
- Temporary restorations may be made either at a dental laboratory or chair-side. For the direct chair-side method, an acrylic mold can be made for the temporary restoration
1. Abutment connection
Connect and modify the temporary abutment. Block out undercuts on adjacent teeth if necessary. Fill the screw access hole with suitable material
Making the temporary restoration
2. Making the temporary restoration
Fill the plastic mold with temporary crown and bridge material and seat it
Temporary conical abutments for bridge restoration
The temporary conical abutment consists of two parts – an abutment and a plastic coping
- Multi unit implant restorations for bridge
1. Abutment mounting
Mount the abutments onto the implants and tighten to 30 Ncm with the screwdriver and Manual Torque Wrench
2. Plastic copings
Attach the plastic copings and relieve for clearance if necessary. The coping should securely snap onto the abutments.
3. Making a temporary bridge
Fabricate a temporary bridge with traditional methods using either acrylic or composite
Cement using temporary cemet.
Do not use polyurethane cemet with plastic/temporary coping; the cement will not cure.