Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002232
Title: Knowledge on impression techniques and materials used in fixed partial dentures - A survey among dental practitioners in Chennai
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
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    Background: Few studies have been done in Chennai to assess the trends of fixed partial denture practice done by private dental practitioners. According to many studies conducted, most of the dentists using commercial dental laboratories performed very unsatisfying tooth preparation and sent impressions that are unusable in nature. Aim: This study aims to integrate and evaluate the knowledge on impression techniques and materials used in fixed partial dentures among dental practitioners in Chennai. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 questionnaires each consisting of 21 questions were sent to various practitioners in Chennai, out of which 100 questionnaires were filled. Results: The results showed that 93% dental practitioners use irreversible hydrocolloid for diagnostic impression and 7% use other materials with 90.7% using gingival retraction cord plainly and 9.3% using other methods like electrocautery, laser methods to accurately record the final impression followed by which is 88% addition silicone in 66% putty reline/dual mix technique without spacer followed by 14% using monophase technique with 86% providing provisional prosthesis before the final prosthesis. Furthermore, the reason of shortcomings was noted as 73% for laboratory error, clinical error, patients’ mental attitude, and oral hygiene practice were also noted. Conclusion: From the study results, the following conclusions were drawn. 93% of dental practitioners use irreversible hydrocolloid, 88% of them use addition silicone for final impressions in 66% putty reline/dual mix technique without spacer with almost 86% providing the provisional prosthesis. Thus, the appropriate technique, material, and armamentarium are required for long-term success for fixed partial denture.

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    M. Keerthna, M. Dhanraj, Ashish R. Jain*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    M. Keerthna, M. Dhanraj, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Knowledge on impression techniques and materials used in fixed partial dentures - A survey among dental practitioners in Chennai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10(5)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (703-706)
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    Methodology:Fixed partial denture, Gingival retraction, Impression materials, Impression techniques, Provisional prosthesis
    Research Materials:Dental practitioners in Chennai.

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Fixed partial denture Gingival retraction Impression materials Impression techniques Provisional prosthesis

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