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The Key Role of the Provisional Restoration as a Blueprint in Esthetic Tx

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Thru the direct Aesthetic Provisional Application technique, the provisional will serve as a preparation guide, aesthetic guide to both patient and lab as well as an occlusal guide. This gives the practitioner total control over the case, gives the patient a true visualization of what the permanent teeth will look like and gives the laboratory an accurate tooth position to be copied into final form. The d-APA is done with flowable compostite in the patient’s mouth thru a series of additions and reductions to the teeth to gain final position. Although challenging, the technique becomes very rewarding by placing artistry and control into the hands of the dentist.

Date Added:
1/8/2015

Author(s):

Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC
Dr. Michael Apa is the Assistant Clinical Professor, New York University College of Dentistry Aesthetics Department; Senior Clinical Director Aesthetic Advant...
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Questions & Comments
James MacNaughton - (4/17/2022 8:41 PM)

great presentation!

Dr. Susan Delpeche94 - (3/8/2019 4:45 PM)

Great Presentation!

Marcos Sando - (3/6/2019 2:03 PM)

hello dr apa, the luxatemp gave you enough resistance to manipulate it for the provisionals comparing from other brands? thank you for your great presentation. Regards from Mexico

Liam McGrath124 - (1/30/2019 2:51 PM)

excellent presentation, thank you Michael

Claudia Lopes - (1/15/2015 6:32 AM)

great presentation, very practical and easy to do!! thank you

Ronald Goldstein - (1/5/2015 2:24 PM)

Very good presentation, Michael and the format is the new standard of esthetic dentistry today.

Chad Lazar - (1/5/2015 12:25 PM)

Interesting case. However, I would have corrected this pt's mal-alignment prior to placing veneers.

Yu Cheng Chu - (12/26/2014 7:24 PM)

Dr. Apa, do you have a course for this technique? Thanks!

R. Terry Councill - (12/26/2014 9:48 AM)

Great Technique. I have been doing this for a while and it truly is a motivating moment. When recreating a smile design, I struggle with the tooth form decision and seem to end up with the same design almost every time. When "simply" enhancing the smile, I tend to copy the original tooth form unless there are strong patient preferences. I wonder if you have away to predict proper tooth form without a lot or trial and error. I have been guilty of designing square teeth for men and rounded teeth for women.

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