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Silicone impressions in the era of clear aligners

19 February 2021

Over the past twenty years, a new type of treatment based on the use of “invisible” or clear aligners has gradually earned itself a place in the orthodontic treatment landscape. This technique involves three fundamental steps: the taking of an impression of the patient the creation of an orthodontic set-up (a simulation of the final […]

Impressions on multiple implants: is it possible without splinting?

8 February 2021

The purpose of impressions on implants and prosthesis passivity Impressions on implants have always been a complex phase and one that is crucial for proceeding with a correct prosthetic rehabilitation. The purpose of impressions on implants is to record their three-dimensional position in the dental arch , their inclinations and the spatial relationships with other […]

Impression techniques: what are the pros and cons of each technique?

4 February 2021

Final impressions, also known as precision impressions are the final act in prosthetic rehabilitation therapy before the creation of the prosthetic product by the dental technician. A correctly obtained impression, without voids, stretching or distortion, as well as being an excellent business card from the dentist to the dental technician, is a fundamental requirement for […]

Digital impressions vs analogical impressions: when to use one and when the other

28 January 2021

In recent years there has been an increase in the interest in digital technologies that has impacted various sectors worldwide, from defence to engineering, and even the health sector, including dentistry. More specifically, the advent of CAD-CAM (computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacturing) systems has led to the development of digital technologies for intraoral impression-taking. This process involves […]

Bite registration with thixotropic materials

18 January 2021

Bite registration is defined as a recording of the positional relationship between the two arches. (1) An accurate and stable bite registration facilitates the examination of the patient’s occlusion by the dental technician for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. As a matter of fact, errors in the relational positioning of the models on the articulator […]

The use of light materials for impression-taking on implant prostheses

15 January 2021

The purpose of implant prosthesis impressions is to record with great precision the three-dimensional spatial relationship between the implants and the other structures of the oral cavity (adjacent teeth, alveolar crest, etc.). A number of factors influence the accuracy and precision of impressions taken on implant prostheses. Overlooking certain complicating situations, such as the slant […]