Impression Material Selection According to the Impression Technique

  • Yilmaz Umut Aslan
  • Yasemin K. ÖzkanEmail author


While making an impression in an edentulous jaw, the most important problem is the degree of mobility of the soft tissues. This situation changes due to the thickness and hardness of the tissues, the amount of the loading, and the anatomical location. Since supporting areas display some changes while making an impression and the tissue response will be different according to their supporting qualities, impressions cannot be made by applying the same amount of force in each part of the mouth. Over the years, researchers have been improving various impression techniques and materials to provide denture stability and retention. Each material and impression technique has specific advantages and disadvantages. If these techniques are understood in detail, it will be easier to decide which kind of material and technique should be used for the different cases. This chapter sets out to provide information on the classification of the impression techniques and material selection according to the impression technique.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of ProsthodontiscsMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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