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Predictable Elastomeric Impressions in Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics Predictable Elastomeric Impressions in Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics

Author(s):

Ernesto A. Lee, DMD

Date Added:

1/1/1999


Summary:

Despite advances in dental material technology, the predictable procurement of accurate impressions for the fabrication of complex fixed prosthodontic restorations remains an elusive objective. The technical challenges and potential negative sequelae are exponentially magnified in advanced applications that involve multiple abutments and preparatory phases. A protocol for consistently achieving accurate impressions with the use of polyether impression materials and automatic instrumentation is presented and illustrated with multiple clinical examples. The technique is capable of yielding reliable results in extensive cases and requires minimal support from auxiliary personnel.

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