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Impression Materials in Fixed Prosthodontics: Influence of Choice on Clinical Procedure.
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PMID:  21284760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this article is to review impression materials used for fabricating fixed restorations in dentistry. Their compositions, properties, advantages, and disadvantages are presented and compared. How these properties influence clinical decisions is also described. This review helps the clinician choose which material is more suitable for a specific case. A broad search of the published literature was performed using Medline to identify pertinent current articles. Textbooks, the Internet, and manufacturers' literature were also used to supplement this information. It is limited to impression materials used in fixed prosthodontics. The review gives basic knowledge of ideal impression material properties and discusses traditional and, primarily, more recently developed products, such as polyethers, poly(vinyl siloxane), polysulfides, and condensation silicone materials. Clear advantages and disadvantages for these impression materials are provided along with the role that compositional variations have on the outcome of the impression. This should enable clinicians and technicians to easily identify the important physical properties of each type of impression material and their primary clinical indications.
Authors:
Techkouhie A Hamalian; Elie Nasr; José J Chidiac
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-849X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301275     Medline TA:  J Prosthodont     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 by The American College of Prosthodontists.
Affiliation:
Resident, Division of Prosthodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon Professor, School of Dentistry, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
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