Tips and tricks for processing polymers used in dental prostheses

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Tips and tricks for processing polymers used in dental prostheses
– for beginners and advanced users

by Dr. Simone Drees

Exclusively for you: Important tips and tricks for processing polymers used in dental prostheses by Dr. Simone Drees. Download six pages full of information including the following subjects, completely free of charge:

  • Classification of polymers for prostheses
    chemoplastically processed polymers and thermoplastically processed polymers
  • Processing techniques for prosthetic polymers
    compression technique, injection technique, pouring technique, injection-pouring technique, hot compression technique
  • Processing errors and problems arising from them
    visible and invisible damages
  • Prosthetic incompatibilities
    The subjective and objective complaints in connection with dental replacements have greatly increased in recent years. These so-called prosthetic incompatibilities manifest themselves through several irritations.
  • Table of common mistakes and their consequences

Prosthetic polymers are currently by far the most frequently used dental technological materials with regard to quantities employed. This area of prosthetics has been dominated by polymethylacrylates for over 60 years. Characteristics such as the ease with which it can be processed and manipulated, how easily it is repaired, good aesthetics and color stability, as well as high biocompatibility, make these powder-liquid systems ideal materials for prostheses. However, it is not only the material per se that determines the performance of a polymer, but also to a very great extent its processing technology. There are currently several processes available to dental technicians, such as compression, injection and pouring techniques. Optimal coordination of technology and material guarantees the best possible characteristics for prosthetic polymers. 

Identify sources of error and avoid them!

An ideal polymer for dental prostheses must now fulfil a great variety of requirements. These requirements can be broken down into those of the patient and those of the dental technician. Visualize these requirements again while reading this report. What's more, besides the absolure basics, there will be valuable tips and tricks for processing denture acrylics. What are the most common mistakes? And how do they influence the final result?