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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 […]

Hard and Soft Relining: when to use one and when the other

8 January 2021

The purpose of denture relining Denture relining materials are extensively used in dentistry to remodel the surfaces of dentures that come into contact with the soft tissues of the oral cavity1. These materials are extremely useful in a number of clinical situations. In most cases, dentures are relined in order to compensate the effects of […]

Alginate mixing: hints for achieving an optimum result

7 January 2021

Alginate impressions are a basic procedure that can be performed by all dentists, from prosthodontists to orthodontists. The advantages of alginate impressions is the low cost, patient tolerability, the ease and rapidity of the procedure, the simplicity of the instrumentation required and precision (1). However, all these advantages depend on the correct performance of the […]