A controlled putty-wash impression technique

Barry Marshak, David Assif*, Raphael Pilo

*Corresponding author for this work

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A precise impression is imperative for the construction of an accurately fitting indirect cast restoration. The putty-wash technique is commonly used in making impressions with silicone elastomers. Errors in manipulation may lead to inaccurate impressions. A technique is presented ensuring exact reseating of the putty impression tray and creation of a uniform wash space, which are essential for accurate results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-636
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1990


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