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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
March 2003
Volume 34 , Issue 3

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Impressions for complete dentures using new silicone impression materials

Iwao Hayakawa, DDS, DDSc; Ikki Watanabe, DDS, DDSc

Pages: 177-180
PMID: 12731598

This article describes a convenient technique for making impressions of complete dentures using two newly developed silicone materials. One of these materials, a heavy-bodied silicone material, is used for simultaneous molding of all borders. The material is available in automatic mixing systems, so it can be easily and evenly applied on the tray borders. The material is designed to have a low elasticity after setting so that excess material can be carved or deficient sites corrected with a small mix. The other newly developed material, a light-bodied silicone material, possesses better flow than the usual light-bodied silicones. In addition, since viscosity is controlled and adequate flow is maintained during seating in the mouth, mucosal detail is superior.

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