Keywords : Secondary impression techniques
PREVALENCE OF TYPES OF SECONDARY IMPRESSION TECHNIQUES USED BY DENTISTS IN COMPLETE DENTURE PATIENTS- A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1254-1262
Impression making is an important part of replacement of the teeth. In complete dentures, secondary impression techniques play a major role in the fabrication of the prosthesis, as they help in recording accurate borders and extension on the impression. Recording the secondary impression plays a major role in the retention, resistance and support. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of types of secondary impression techniques used by dentists in complete denture patients. This was a cross sectional study containing sample size of 200. This study was conducted in a university setting. Data was collected from a digital case sheet record and categorised into mucocompressive, mucostatic and selective pressure techniques. Data was then entered in MS Excel Sheets and statistically analysed using IBM SPSS Version
20.0 and graphically represented. Selective pressure impression techniques (42.3%) was the most prevalent type used among dentists. Impression techniques play a major role in the fabrication of denture for its retention, resistance and support.