15: IMPRESSION TRAYS

SECTION 15

IMPRESSION TRAYS

Impression trays are used in conjunction with various types of materials to take imprints of the patient’s dentition. The type of tray chosen depends on the type of impression needed and the procedure that is indicated.

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Figure 15.1

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Figure 15.2

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Figure 15.3

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FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES OF IMPRESSION TRAYS

  • Used to hold impression material
  • Can be perforated for better retention
  • Have a handle for better grasp during placement and removal
  • Dentate impression trays – for patients with teeth
  • Edentulous impression trays – for patients with no teeth

TYPES OF IMPRESSION TRAYS

FIGURES 15.1; 15.2

Name

Metal perforated type trays

Features

  • Autoclavable
  • Available in different sizes (denoted by nu/>
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Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 15: IMPRESSION TRAYS
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