Dental Putty, also referred to as precision impressions, is the penultimate act in prosthetic recovery before the manufacture of prosthetic products by the dental professional. Final impressions are also known as “precise impressions.”
In order to obtain a precise and accurate final prosthesis, one of the most fundamental requirements is to have an impression taken correctly. This impression must be free of voids, stretching, or distortion.
An important element of dental work is taking imprints of patients’ teeth. As a result, a variety of materials have been created specifically for the technique that is ideal for the production of crowns, bridges, braces, and prostheses.
The majority of dental moulds and cast substances cure permanently, which means that once they have
transitioned from the liquid putty phase to the solid stage, cannot return to the putty phase.
What Is Exactly Dental Putty?
Polyvinyl siloxane (PVS), polyvinyl siloxane (PVS), vinyl polysiloxane (VPS), and vinylpolysiloxane (VPS) are all names for the addition-reaction silicone elastomer commonly known as Dental Putty (an addition silicone).
It starts as a viscous liquid, but it swiftly cures or dries into a solid that has the consistency of rubber. As it cures, it conforms to the surface that it is resting against. Like two-part epoxy, its two liquid components stay in their own tubes until they are combined and applied, at which point they cure (harden) very quickly.
In the field of dentistry, polyvinyl siloxane is frequently utilized as an insert. It is also utilized in other areas, such as audiology, where an impression that is analogous to that of a dental imprint is required.
Working On Dental Putty
A prosthesis that is correct and precisely placed at the preparation edge has a better prognosis. This is because the preparation margin is where the bulk of the reasons for prosthesis malfunction, such as additional cavities or periodontal difficulties owing to plaque buildup, occur. A precise and accurate prosthetic at the preparing margin has a better prognosis.
The dental putty substance, the trays, or even anything as simple as tiny movements while the imprint is being made can all contribute to the formation of flaws in the imprint. Putty impressions are susceptible to these flaws. When the imprints are cut or put together, they can also be prone to errors caused by human hands.
Because orthodontic treatment depends on precision and accuracy, even a slight flaw in your imprints can have a significant influence on the way your treatment goes and the results it produces.
Advantages In Dentistry
Dental putty materials are becoming increasingly frequent in contemporary dentistry as a replacement for traditional imprints created by molding dental putty within the mouth. Traditional impressions are the method that has been used for the majority of dental history. When opposed to more traditional methods, digital technology provides a lot of advantages such as:
Reduction In Treatment Time
Time spent in the dentist’s chair is cut down since it can create digital impressions more quickly than traditional impressions. As a result, patients spend less time receiving treatment. The amount of time saved is especially noteworthy in situations in which scanners are coupled to milling machines, such as in the case of Cerec technology.