Preliminary silicone putty casts: diagnosis to final impression for complete dentures.

Academic Article


  • Silicone putty casts are useful for articulating existing dentures for evaluation and problem solving before relining procedures are performed or a new prosthesis is made. Tissue health may require significant modification of the existing dentures and treatment with tissue-conditioning material before final impressions are made. This practical procedure uses a functional impression that substitutes for a quality preliminary impression and combines tissue conditioning, a functional impression, silicone putty cast, custom final impression tray, and a final impression for a complete denture.
  • Published In


  • Dental Impression Technique, Dental Models, Denture, Complete, Humans, Silicone Elastomers, Technology, Dental, Tissue Conditioning, Dental
  • Author List

  • Kinderknecht KE; Dominici JT; Clark EP
  • Start Page

  • 453
  • End Page

  • 456
  • Volume

  • 75
  • Issue

  • 4