Building the edentulous impression--a layering technique using multiple viscosities of impression material.

Joseph Massad, William Lobel, Lily T. Garcia, Alfonso Monarres, Paul D. Hammesfahr

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The purpose of this article is to introduce a novel impression technique. The procedure demonstrates a building, or layering, method of impression making that maintains the integrity between layers of the impression materials of varying viscosities and controls the path of insertion, minimizing the incidence of overextension. To build a detailed impression of the tissue-bearing surfaces, the clinician selects the proper viscosity of impression material based on the diagnosed tissue condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-451; quiz 452, 468
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2006


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