Visual observation of the dynamic flow of elastomer rubber impression material between the impression tray and oral mucosa while seating the impression tray

Goro Nishigawa, N. Natsuaki, Y. Maruo, M. Okamoto, S. Minagi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to inspect visually, the dynamics of the impression flow at seating of the impression tray. The effects of the relief and the escape hole of the impression tray on the impression flow were also examined. Three types of the transparent impression tray (flat tray, relief tray and escape hole tray) were prepared. Transparent silicone polymer was put on the impression tray surface. Four drops of the dark blue silicone impression material was injected into the transparent silicone polymer on the impression tray. The impression tray was seated on the model of the denture-supporting mucosa. The movement of the four drops caused by the impression flow was visually recorded with the video camera and examined. The result for the fiat tray showed that the impression material moved from inside to the outside. It was also shown that the speed of the moved impression material increased as the seating of the impression tray advanced. The results for the relief tray and the escape hole tray showed the effect of the relief and the escape hole prepared to the impression tray on the speed and the direction of the flow of the impression material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608-613
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of oral rehabilitation
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • Dynamics
  • Flow
  • Impression material
  • Visual observation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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