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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).

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Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University