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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

November/December 2010
Volume 23 , Issue 6

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Evaluation of the Precision of Three Implant Transfer Impression Techniques Using Two Elastomeric Impression Materials

Tamer Mohamed Nasr Mostafa, BDS, MSc/Mohamed Nabeel Mohamed Elgendy, BDS, MSc, PhD/Nahed Ahmed Kashef, BDS, MSc, PhD/Maha Mostafa Halim, BDS, MSc, PhD

Pages: 525528
PMID: 21209987

A master cast representing a completely edentulous mandible was fabricated in polyurethane resin and had four implants secured to the anterior interforaminal area. Impressions were made using six technique-material combinations. Ten definitive casts were fabricated for each technique. Linear distances between implants were measured using a traveling microscope. There was no statistically significant difference between the direct unsplinted and splinted techniques (P > .05), while the indirect technique was statistically significantly different from the other two techniques (P < .05). There was no statistically significant difference between the two impression materials. Int J Prosthodont 2010;23:525528.

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