Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-Pe-00001985
Title: Clinical demonstration of border molding using various materials: A review
Category: Periodontics
Section: Review Article
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    Ideal impressions must be in the mind of the dentist before it is in his hand. He must literally make the impression rather than take it. Proper impressions are crucial in complete dentures as retention of the dentures is primarily dependent on the quality of the impressions. A good master impression will cover as much of the denture supporting areas as possible and has a good border seal. Without adequate retention, the dentures would be ill fitting, causing difficulties in speech and mastication and may even affect the physiological aspect of the denture wearer. Complete denture impression procedure has been evolving from day 1 through continuous development of impression materials. With so many materials available in the market, a dentist is spoilt for choice. Materials used in complete denture impression are however debatable as it can be agreed on that no single impression material is superior than the other. In this review, three materials have been selected to be compared for border molding followed by the final impression. The materials used for border molding are greenstick compound, putty type silicone, and mouth temperature wax followed by light body wash impression. All the three materials were demonstrated on the same patient using a special tray fabricated separately for each material. It was found that putty type silicone was the easiest to use as it can be done in a single step. However, from a learning student’s perspective, border molding using greenstick compound was much beneficial as any corrections could be rectified even though it was a time-consuming method of impression making.

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    Anna Jone, Ashish R. Jain*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain,Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Ponamalle High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Anna Jone, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Clinical demonstration of border molding using various materials: A review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):12 (February )
    Page No: (185-189)
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    Methodology:Border molding, Clinical demonstration,
    Research Materials: Green stick compound


Border molding Clinical demonstration Green stick compound Mouth temperature wax Putty type silicone

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