J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2017 Jan;55(1):46-52. 10.4047/jkap.2017.55.1.46.

Reinforcement of provisional restoration with cast metal framework: A case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. hyuk928@chol.com
  • 2School of Health Sciences, Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea.


Provisional restoration plays an important role in the process of restoration with fixed partial denture by providing protection and restoring function and esthetics of abutment tooth. This is especially true in patients requiring use of provisional prosthesis for a long term. However, such situations may lead to higher possibility of provisional prosthesis fracture, and if expected so, reinforcement of provisional prosthesis should be considered. In this article, a patient requiring prosthetic treatment with increase of vertical dimension of occlusion was introduced. Due to increased vertical dimension of occlusion, the provisional restoration was expected to withstand relatively larger amount of load during a relatively long observation period. In order to minimize possible occurrence of fracture, reinforcement of the provisional restoration was sought by insertion of cast-metal framework and by using bis-acryl resin. The reinforced provisional restoration showed satisfactory results during the observation period of 4 months.


Dental Restoration; Temporary; Acrylic Resins; Dental Casting Technique; Vertical Dimension

MeSH Terms

Acrylic Resins
Dental Casting Technique
Denture, Partial, Fixed
Prostheses and Implants
Vertical Dimension
Acrylic Resins
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