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Different types of impression tray

18 November 2021

Impression trays are devices used to carry, contain and control impression material during the taking of an impression. They also serve as containers for holding impression material during the production of a negative copy. (1) In short, impression trays permit the application of impression material whenever needed, along with the production of negative copies. All […]

When to use a clear silicone: clinical applications

17 November 2021

Polyvinylsiloxanes (PVSs), or addition silicones, are elastomers that are widely used as impression materials in dentistry. (1) Thanks to their advanced characteristics, PVSs are currently considered the gold standard for accurate impressions. They offer excellent levels of precision, accuracy and elasticity, and boast high dimensional stability too. For these reasons, they are also ideal for […]

The importance and indications of bite registration

21 October 2021

The “Glossary of Prosthodontics terms” defines bite registration as the recording of the positional relationship of the teeth or antagonist arches or as the positional recording of the teeth or jaws in relation to one another. (1) Stable and accurate bite registration is fundamental for facilitating the examination of the patient’s occlusal relationships for both […]

Impression material accuracy and precision for the fabrication of full-arch All-on-four implant prosthetics

21 October 2021

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry recently published an interesting study evaluating the accuracy and precision of different elastomer materials for impression-taking on implants (1). More specifically, using a master model simulating an edentulous patient requiring All-on-four rehabilitation, the authors evaluated the extent to which certain impression materials were accurate and precise in recording the three-dimensional […]

Temporary restorations: materials and techniques

21 October 2021

A temporary restoration is a provisional restoration made to improve the cosmetic result, stability and function of the prepared tooth or teeth in the time between the preparation of the tooth and the placement of the final prosthesis. (1) The temporary phase often has the purpose of establishing the effectiveness of the treatment plan and […]