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Alginates for removable prostheses

10 December 2021

Alginates are the most frequently used of all impression materials in dental practices [1]. They are essential in daily clinical procedures in all branches of dentistry that require collaboration between dentist and dental technician. Alginate impressions are extremely quick and easy to take, and mixing is simple and rapid too. No special equipment is needed […]

The impact of Covid on the dental profession: prevention and data on the diffusion of Covid in dental practices

10 December 2021

The worldwide diffusion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus caused a global scale public health emergency and, on 11 March 2020, forced the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a pandemic [1]. Research into the COVID-19 pathogen has shown that person-to-person transmission of the virus occurs largely through droplets of saliva or nasal fluids (droplets), or as […]

The Post-Covid 19 Dental Panorama: Developments in the Italian Dental Market

9 December 2021

Covid-19 hit Italy in 2020 with unexpected and unprecedented force and impact. As the pandemic spread, Italy was the first European country to be seriously affected; other European countries only experienced similar levels of infection much later. As the number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths rose, the Italian government introduced drastic measures, forcing the closure […]

Impression taking in children

19 November 2021

Taking an impression from an adult is normally a routine procedure for an experienced dentist. In the vast majority of cases it is stressful neither for the dentist nor the patient unless the latter has a particularly strong pharyngeal reflex. In the worst hypothesis, a second impression may have to be taken if the first […]

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 […]