In this technique the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the Dental impressions of the prepared tooth. Common indirect restorations include inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and veneers. Usually a dental technician fabricates the indirect restoration from records that we provide of the prepared tooth. The finished restoration is usually bonded permanently with a dental cement. It is often done in two separate visits. Common indirect restorations are done using ceramics or zirconia.
While the indirect restoration is being prepared, a provisory/ temporary restoration is used to cover the prepared part of the tooth, which can help maintain the surrounding dental tissues.