Article: Volume 41 Number 9 Page 840 - November 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 840-850

Prosthodontics:  Complete Denture Impressions: A Simplified Impression Technique vs Conventional Technique for Edentulous Patients

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Abstract: The purpose of the study was to use a simplified impression technique, which is an alternative to the conventional method for complete denture fabrication. This was introduced to reduce the number of patient visits, operator time, as well as to compare the efficacy of a simplified impression technique (single appointment impression) with the conventional method (two appointments − primary and final impression).

Clinical relevance: The simplified edentulous impression technique reduces the number of patient visits when compared with the conventional technique, without compromising the principles of definitive impression-taking.

Author notes: Ravishankar Krishna, BDS, MDS, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, MS Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Satyabodh S Guttal, BDS, MDS, MFPT, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, Saritha M Shetty, Postgraduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, Vibha Shetty, BDS, MDS, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, MS Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Meera Singh, Postgraduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, MS Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Neeraja B, Postgraduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, MS Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Objective: To compare the efficacy of a simplified impression technique with a conventional method.

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