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Tissue Management for Aesthitc Success with Posterior Restorations Tissue Management for Aesthitc Success with Posterior Restorations

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

Date Added:

1/1/0001


Summary:

Due in part to the positive tissue response to metal-ceramic crowns fabricated with Captek™ substructures, clinicians can now provide an aesthetic restoration with healthy supporting periodontium for their patients. All indirect restorations, however, depend on an accurate impression of the preparation and proper tissue management throughout provisionalization. Even after careful tooth preparation, the restorative site often fills with blood, intracrevicular and intraoral fluids, and the delicate encroaching gingiva. At this point, the operator's goal is to eliminate fluid flow and create space between the restorative margin and the healthy surrounding gingivae so that the preferred impression material is able to completely capture all subgingival margins without distortion.

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