Conventional impressioning is a routine day-to-day clinical treatment. Many studies show that high proportion of impressions taken in general practice have less than optimal accuracy for subsequent laboratory use. A major deficiency is a failure to follow basic principles inherent to the manipulation of impression materials.
A working impression taken on the first attempt is essential to producing well fitting restorations. This hands-on video will explore ways in which a Polyether impression material can be used in a predictable, simple and cost-effective way saving you time and hopefully enable you to produce that successful crown and bridge impression.
Overall Aims and Objectives:
- To provide an overview of impression materials with a focus on Polyether
- To look at the importance of soft tissue manipulation and available retraction techniques
- Practical: getting the mouth ready – tray selection and tissue retraction
- Practical: elastomeric impression making using Polyether (Impregum) and VPS (Imprint 4 Preliminary Penta)
- To understand material selection for various clinical situations
Aims for this video
- Understand the reasons why impressions fail
- Understand what are the guidelines for good impressions
- Gain some guidelines and tips on improving technique for impression taking
- Understand retraction for impression technique – types of retraction, technique and tips for retraction and how to overcome difficulties associated with retraction
This is Part 1
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