Gingival displacement

Gingival displacement

Gingival displacement is an important procedure with fabricating indirect restorations. Gingival displacement is relatively simple and effective when dealing with healthy gingival tissues and when margins are properly placed a short distance into the sulcus. The most common technique used with gingival displacement is use of gingival retraction cords with a hemostatic medicament. Retraction cords of sufficient diameter should be used to provide adequate lateral displacement to create a mean sulcular width of 0.2 mm. Epinephrine containing re- traction cords should be avoided. Several techniques have proven to be relatively predictable, safe, and efficacious. No scientific evidence has established the superiority of one technique over the others, so the choice of technique depends on the presenting clinical situation and operator preference. (Dent Clin N Am 48 (2004) 433–444)

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References:

  • Current concepts in gingival displacement – Dent Clin N Am 48 (2004) 433–444
  • GINGIVAL RETRACTION METHODS IN FIXED PROSTHODONTICS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW – JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES Vol. 3 Issue 1
  • Conventional and New Techniques in Gingival Displacement – Journal of Dentistry and Oral Biosciences2011/Volume2/ Issue3
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