After the patient has worn the temporaries and provided feedback, the case is ready to move to the next phase.
If the patient approves the temporaries, the final restorations will be based on these temporaries.
If there are changes the patient wishes to see in the finals, then these need to be considered.
If the changes are minor, these changes can be shared with the lab through the prescription form.
However, with major changes, it is advisable to make the changes from the temporary and have the patient wear the altered/new temporary with the changes. With the temporaries inserted, take the same series of photos as previously discussed.
Once the temporaries have final patient approval, it is important to record an occlusal bite record of the mandibular and maxillary temporaries. Taking these bite records is extremely important and must be done in steps.
The maxillary should be done first.
Keep the anterior temporaries in place while removing the posterior sections, and then take the posterior bite records.
Next, remove the anterior temporaries while the posterior bite records are in place and take the anterior bite. Then, take impressions of the temporaries in place along with a facebow recording such as the Kois Facial Analyzer. This will allow for cross mounting in the laboratory.