Nonsurgical gingival displacement in restorative dentistry

Thomas, Manuel S and Joseph, Robin Mathai and *, Parolia A (2011) Nonsurgical gingival displacement in restorative dentistry. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 32 (5). pp. 26-34.

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Gingival displacement is critical for obtaining accurate impressions for the fabrication of fixed restorations, especially when the finish line is at or just within the gingival sulcus. Displacement of the gingival tissue is also important when dealing with the restoration of cervical lesions due to their proximity to the periodontal tissue. The methods of gingival tissue displacement can be broadly classified as nonsurgical and surgical techniques, with nonsurgical being the more commonly practiced method. Dentists must alter their armamentarium and gingival displacement techniques to meet specific demands and obtain predictable results. Hence, the purpose of this article is to describe the different means by which nonsurgical gingival displacement can be achieved effectively under a variety of clinical situations

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gingival displacement, mechanical retractor, retraction cord, vasoconstrictor
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:13
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 10:13

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