Anatomical Landmarks and Impression Taking in Complete Dentures

  • Yasemin K. ÖzkanEmail author


Impression is one of the most important stages of complete denture fabrication. Mistakes that are made at this stage may bring on some problems during the use of dentures. Therefore, the dentist should pay sufficient attention to the anatomical structures surrounding the denture bearing area when making the impression. The basic principles of the impression are the protection of the alveolar ridge, support, retention, stability, and esthetic. In addition to the basic principles of an impression, this chapter provides information about impression methods such as the modified mucostatic (semi-functional) impression method, the mucodynamic impression method, the impression of fibrous (labile) ridges using the selective pressure impression technique, and the neutral zone technique.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of ProsthodonticsMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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