2018, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part B
Survey of impression materials and techniques in fixed partial dentures among the practitioners in Kashmir
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Imtiyaz Ahmed Magray, Dr. Raisa Rashid and Dr. Jyoti Paliwal
ABSTRACT:Objective: Evidence suggests that impression materials and techniques used in general dental practice for fixed partial dentures vary from those taught in dental schools. The aim of this survey was to integrate impression techniques evolved all over the years for fixed partial dentures and to know the techniques and materials which are used in the present day by the practitioners.
Materials and Methods: A total of 120 questionnaires were sent to various practitioners in kashmir, out of which 100 questionnaires were filled.
Results: The results showed that 80% of dentists (65%, urban areas) use elastomeric impression materials as well as irreversible hydrocolloids and 15% use irreversible hydrocolloid only. Elastomeric impression technique practiced most commonly is putty reline with/without spacer (77%); other techniques are multiple-mix and monophase techniques.
Conclusion: The ideal materials, technique, and armamentarium are required for the long-term success of the treatment for fixed partial denture. Also, if the ideal procedure is not followed, it will lead to a compromised fit of the final prosthesis and failure of the treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Imtiyaz Ahmed Magray, Dr. Raisa Rashid, Dr. Jyoti Paliwal. Survey of impression materials and techniques in fixed partial dentures among the practitioners in Kashmir. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(1):98-100.