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Showing posts with label special tray. Show all posts

Wax Spacer and Stoppers in Custom Trays

The custom trays also known as special trays are fabricated so that the final impression of the patient’s edentulous mouth can be taken accurately with proper border extension. The selective pressure technique helps in making the impression in such a way that when the newly fabricated dentures are  worn by a patient, they exert pressure only on those areas of the mouth that can withstand the masticatory load. The selective pressure technique of impression making spares the non-pressure bearing area of the edentulous jaw and thus eliminate the possibility of trauma resulting in pain and ulceration in the mucosa. The special tray for selective pressure technique is made on the primary cast that has been prepared by pouring the impression made in alginate or impression compound. The impression taken in impression compound records the mucosa in a compressed state whereas the impression taken with alginate records the mucosa in a non-compressed state. From these two opposite state of mucosa record, a dentist proceeds to prepare a special tray that is used to make an impression with selective pressure. We will learn here as to how to make a special tray on a cast that has been made from impression compound.