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What Are Dental Impressions?

Posted on 10/25/2021 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
What Are Dental Impressions?Dental impressions are imprints of the gums and teeth used to create forms from which items can be made. Dental imprints are used to make a close duplicate of your teeth, oral tissue, or both. A plastic or metal "proximal end" shaped tray that fits nicely into your teeth and gums is selected and put into your mouth. The tray can be shaped to fit the top, lower, or both teeth. For more information or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today.

How are dental impressions made?

A liquid substance, such as alginate or polyvinyl siloxane, is poured into a U-shaped dish or tray and appropriately fits into the mouth to produce dental imprints. Brown algae's cell walls include alginate. The bacteria are members of the Phaeophyceae phylum and are collected globally as natural resources for sodium alginate. This chemical is utilized in the production of alginate. Several constituents and structures can be detected in each plant, depending on the type of algae. Some species of plants produce products with a higher gelling capability, which are ideal for making attractive trays. If you have any questions about dental impressions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why do you need to make an excellent first impression?

Now that you know how impressions are produced and what plants are used to make them, the issue is, why do you need a fantastic impression? The following are some of the reasons why you could want an impression. Misfits can be caused by a lack of imprint detail; if the imprints do not reflect the exact form of your teeth and gums, patients may have tight or perhaps even free fits for repairs and prostheses. This might irritate the site and need another visit. Incorrect restorations result from an erroneous impression; when poor impression procedures are used, ripping or gaps in the impression edge may develop. This has an impact on restoration quality, resulting in poor fit, impaired function, and distortions.
To understand an excellent first impression, seek medical help, or call us immediately.
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