Nonsurgical gingival displacement in restorative dentistry.

Manuel S. Thomas, Robin Mathai Joseph, Abhishek Parolia

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Abstract

Gingival displacement is critical for obtaining accurate impressions for the fabrication of fixed restorations, especially when the finish line is at or just within the gingival sulcus. Displacement of the gingival tissue is also important when dealing with the restoration of cervical lesions due to their proximity to the periodontal tissue. The methods of gingival tissue displacement can be broadly classified as nonsurgical and surgical techniques, with nonsurgical being the more commonly practiced method. Dentists must alter their armamentarium and gingival displacement techniques to meet specific demands and obtain predictable results. Hence, the purpose of this article is to describe the different means by which nonsurgical gingival displacement can be achieved effectively under a variety of clinical situations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Volume32
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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