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This study evaluated the accuracy of reproduction of stone casts made from impressions using different tray and impression materials. The tray materials used were an acrylic resin, a thermoplastic, and a plastic. The impression materials used were an additional silicone, a polyether, and a polysulfide. Impressions were made of a stainless steel master die(More)
Five disinfectants applied by spray atomization were examined for possible dimensional distortion of elastomeric impression materials, polyether, polysulfide, and addition silicone, and the associated improved, type IV gypsum casts. The disinfectants did not affect, in a clinically significant manner, the three dimensions measured with an instrument(More)
This study evaluates the accuracy and surface quality of stone dies made from impressions that had been placed in disinfectants. Results indicated that selection of the type of impression material is more important than selection of the disinfectant. Addition silicone and polysulfide impressions were disinfected without a loss in accuracy, whereas polyether(More)
This investigation examined improved gypsum casts for surface roughness and line-detail reproduction after the immersion disinfection of elastomeric impression materials in an acid glutaraldehyde, an alkaline glutaraldehyde, and a phenol. Impressions were made of a surface roughness standard (Ra = 3.08 microns) that was custom made to include engraved(More)
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