A Clinical Guide - How to make successful impressions in everyday practice - a hands on approach Part 1

Posted on 28 December 2014
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42 mins CPD/CE

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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To view Part 3 Click here