A Clinical Review of Spacer Design for Conventional Complete Denture
Ashish R Jain* and Dhanraj M
Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Ashish R Jain
MD.ACU.VARMA, MDS Assistant professor, Research Scholar
Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals
Saveetha University, Chennai, India
Email: [email protected]
Received date: Apr 15, 2016; Accepted date: Jun 8, 2016; Published date: Jun 15, 2016
Citation: Jain AR, Dhanraj M (2016) A Clinical Review of Spacer Design for Conventional Complete Denture. Biol Med (Aligarh) 8:307. doi: 10.4172/0974-8369.1000307
Copyright: © 2016 Jain et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
One of the key factors affecting the outcome of the treatment is the impression procedure involved in the fabrication of complete denture prosthesis. Various impression philosophies have been proposed over years by various authors, out of which the selective-pressure impression technique is most accepted. In this technique, by using custom trays with spacers of different materials and designs, vulnerable tissues are relieved and stresses are distributed selectively to biomechanically sound tissues. But the dentist usually uses stock tray for making primary impression as well as final impression due to the lack of knowledge of the following: optimum material for making custom impression tray, adequate extension, required thickness and designs of spacer, tissue stops, escape holes, tray handles, and polymerization time regarding custom impression trays in prosthodontics. This article will give a clear view to the dentists to use accurate spacer design, material and thickness, tissue stops, and escape holes, based on various clinical situations in their practice.