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The abutment tooth is dried, the temporary is cemented onto the tooth, and the patient is instructed to occlude into the temporary to ensure that the occlusion is still perfect with the cement in place.
Failed: if the appliance was lost or removed due to poor design (soft tissue irritation), faulty construction (breakage), failure of the cementation, failure of a space maintainer due to caries, pulpal/ periodontal pathology of the abutment tooth, or poor patient attendance;
Without a temporary restoration, the neighboring teeth may shift into the abutment tooth in the two weeks it takes for a laboratory to make the final crown.