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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-23

Clinical implications of elastomeric impression materials used for complete denture construction


Division of Prosthodontics, Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Karachi, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Haroon Rashid
Division of Prosthodontics, Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Karachi
Pakistan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/dmr.dmr_10_17

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The purpose of this article is to review and understand currently used elastomeric impression materials in the fabrication of complete dentures. The article focuses on polyether (PE), polysulphide, vinylpolysiloxanes (VPS) (addition silicones) and condensation silicone (CS) by comparing their clinical implications and properties. The choice amongst different elastomeric impression materials depend on the combination of their characteristics, clinician's comprehension of the notions and principles in impression making.


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