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Τεύχος 3

A technique to fabricate custom provisional fixed partial dentures combining PMMA and light-polymerizing PEMA materials

K. STAMOULIS, D. TORTOPIDIS Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and Implant Prosthetics, Dental School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece ΣΤΟΜΑ 2008;36(3):249-252 Among different techniques for a custom provisional fixed partial denture construction, the indirect-direct one is a well-established method. It can be completed in the dental office, reducing the overhead cost of producing fixed prostheses. During the first (indirect) phase of this technique, a PMMA (methyl methacrylate) material is used for a shell to be fabricated extraorally. A reline procedure that takes place intraorally is the second (direct) phase necessary to complete the provisional bridge construction. A PR'MA (R' = ethyl, vinyl, isobutyl) material is used for relining. A modification of the above technique is proposed using a light-polymerizing PEMA (or ethyl methacrylate) material instead of...
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