Diagnostic Impressions and Custom-Made Trays

  • Şükrü Can Akmansoy
  • Zeliha Sanivar Abbasgholizadeh
  • Yasemin K. ÖzkanEmail author


To provide stability and retention, the impression material used in edentulous patients should record the oral tissues in detail. Two important factors in the impression stage are the impression material and impression tray. The impression of complete dentures is conventionally made in two steps. Dental models on which individual trays will be fabricated are obtained by first impressions made with stock trays. The primary impression, which records the areas that the denture is going to cover, provides a better final impression by letting the dentist prepare tissue stops as required on the impression trays. This chapter looks at the selection of the tray in the maxilla and mandible, production of the diagnostic model, construction and adjustment of the custom tray, and maxillary and mandibular border molding procedures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Şükrü Can Akmansoy
    • 1
  • Zeliha Sanivar Abbasgholizadeh
    • 1
  • Yasemin K. Özkan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of ProsthodonticsMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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