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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 21-23

Dental impression materials in prosthodontics: An overview for the general dentist


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Israel
2 Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Israel
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, The Arab American University, Jenin, Palestine, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tarek Rabi
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Quds University, PO Box. 89, Abu Dis, Jerusalem, Palestine
Israel
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INPC.INPC_6_18

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Dental impression creation is the procedure of formulating a negative replica of the teeth and oral tissues, into which different die materials can be processed to create working analogs. Impression making is a routine procedure carried out at the start of any prosthodontic procedure. The accuracy and dimensional stability of impression materials are of paramount importance to the accuracy of fit of the resultant prosthesis. Hence, in the present review, we aim to highlight some of the important aspects of dental impression materials used in prosthodontics.


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