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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Evaluation of Dimensional Accuracy of Three Combinations of Polyvinyl Siloxane Impression Material: An In Vitro Study

Preetam A Mahagaonkar, Prabhakar B Angadi, Nihar R Naik, Vinay Kakatkar, Sushilamma H Manjunath, Yogesh S Sonawane

Keywords : Dimensional accuracy, Double-mix single-step technique, Polyvinyl siloxane impression material, Viscosity

Citation Information : Mahagaonkar PA, Angadi PB, Naik NR, Kakatkar V, Manjunath SH, Sonawane YS. Evaluation of Dimensional Accuracy of Three Combinations of Polyvinyl Siloxane Impression Material: An In Vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (2):190-196.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2746

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the dimensional accuracy of three combinations of polyvinyl siloxane impression material by double-mix single-step impression technique. Materials and methods: Metal master model was made according to the ADA specification no. 19; ISO 4823:2000/AMD 2007. Impressions were made using perforated custom-made metallic trays of 2 mm and 4 mm spacing, the impression materials used were putty, heavy body, regular body and light body. A total of 30 impressions were made by single-step technique and poured in die stone to obtain resultant cast. Ten impressions were made of each combination of polyvinyl siloxane (PVS). Three dimensions (interabutment distance, height and diameter) on resultant cast were measured and compared with metal master model. The results were statistically analyzed and tabulated. Results: Diameter of abutment, the height of abutment and interabutment distance in each group were larger in dimensions as compared with metal master model. The dimensional discrepancies of group I, group II and group III casts when compared with the master model were significantly different from each other. The least difference was found in group I. Conclusion: The one-step putty–light body combination (group I) produced the most accurate stone casts compared with one-step heavy body–light body and regular body–light body combinations. Clinical significance: In everyday dental practice, impression making is imperative. Hence, by doing this study, we tried to find out which material combination is suitable to give us predictable and accurate results.

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