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Exceptional Master Impressions Exceptional Master Impressions

Author(s):

Robert A. Lowe, DDS

Date Added:

8/31/2009


Summary:

The excellence and marginal fit of definitive laboratory restorations only can be as good as the master dies from which they are created. The precision of the master impression cannot be compromised. Marginal detail and tooth structure apical to the restorative margin both are necessary for an acceptable final impression. If you can’t see the margins in the impression, they won’t magically appear after the impression is poured. Reject all but the perfect master impression. The following techniques will help create a precise master impression.

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