In the case of some bigger dental reconstructive or aesthetic intervention you do not have to go home without teeth while you wait for the new ones. For such situations, there are the temporary teeth or dentures.
They are made from imprints taken before the beginning of the intervention, the dentist can do them in his dental practice or they can be made in the dental laboratory. The temporary teeth are not used only for aesthetic purposes but also protect the treated tooth until the end of therapy.
If we have to wait our new teeth for a week, the temporary teeth will be often made by the dentist. If we have to wait a bit more, the temporary teeth will be made in the dental laboratory. The temporary teeth are not stable and strong as the new permanent teeth, so we have to treat them with more attention.