Impressions Can Be Simple & Predictable
Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD
One of the most often inadequate dentist or staff procedures in restorative dentistry, as reported by most dental laboratories, is making adequate impressions! Is this a difficult procedure? NO! It can be relatively easy, even for complex situations. This video shows techniques to overcome the prevalent conventional and digital impression problems, including:
- Overall techniques for both fixed and removable impressions.
- Reduce soft tissue inflammation preoperatively.
- The best impression materials.
- Soft tissue management allowing visible impressions of preparation margins every time.
- Controlling bleeding during tooth preparation and while making impressions.
- Important differences between conventional impressions and digital scanning.
- Analog impressions that actually make dentures stay in place.
- Impressions for digital dentures – are they different?
- Achieving patient comfort and confidence during impressions.
Perfect your impressions with the materials, techniques, and technologies shown in this video!
Table of Contents
- Importance of Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics
- Current State of Impressions for Crowns & Fixed Prostheses
- Conventional Elastomer Impressions
- What Are the Optimum Characteristics for Full-Arch Impressions?
- Digital Impressions
- Limitations and Expected Growth of Digital Impressions
- Comparative Cost for Conventional vs. Digital Impressions
- Current Overall Challenges with Fixed Prosthodontic Impressions
- Staff Involvement with Impressions
- Soft-Tissue Management
- Detailed Conventional Impression Procedure
- Detailed Digital Impression Procedure
- Patient Introduction
- Seating Zirconia Crowns