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Crowns and other extra-coronal restorations: Impression materials and technique

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Robert Wassell, Professor Angus Walls


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Well-fitting indirect restorations can only be made if there are accurate models of the oral tissues available, made from high quality impressions. Waiting for an impression to set may be more stressful for the dentist than the patient. Should the impression need to be repeated there is the embarrassment of having to explain this to the patient, the cost implications of material and time wasted and the aggravation of running late for the next appointment. Yet, if a 'Nelsonian' eye is turned to a defective impression we can only expect a substandard restoration in return.

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Author(s): Wassell RW, Barker D, Walls AWG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2002

Volume: 192

Issue: 12

Pages: 679-690

Print publication date: 29/06/2002

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4801456

PubMed id: 12125794


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