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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Making Tooth Impressions
Is there another method of making impressions for a crown other than using a full mouth size "tray" that holds a putty like substance?
The answer in brief is yes - using a partial tray instead of a full mouth tray. However, an impression using the full mouth tray may still be necessary to establish the proper occluding relationship (how the teeth come together).
Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University