Anytime I get all the preps in my impression, I'm ecstatic – even more so when it's this many preps. Alas, I must confess that the distal margin on tooth #2 had a little fold in it, so I had to do another impression. These are all crowns preps, replacing posterior longstanding crowns, and treating severe anterior wear. I followed the protocol I've learned from Spear for many years, prep to the free gingival margin, place first cord (#00 in this case), position margins as necessary and finish, place second cord (#1 in this case), let sit a bit, take the impression. I've followed that protocol for many years and it's still a banner day when I can get them all, or even almost all. Hope all of your impressions today are perfect ... or so close that the second one is just comfortable.

An impression mold.

A close up of a single tooth in the impression mold.


Commenter's Profile Image Kevin Robertson
January 20th, 2012
Nice work Gary - Just returned from the Restorative Design course and I am already seeing improvement in my preps, and also what is wrong with preps done before the course. Thanks again for a great week. Kevin
Commenter's Profile Image Gary DeWood
January 20th, 2012
Thanks Kevin! It was great to have you here!
Commenter's Profile Image Aly Sergie
January 23rd, 2012
That typodont really held still for you Gary! As always - very nice work! Aly
Commenter's Profile Image Phillip Gold
January 25th, 2012
Beautiful Job Gary especially with so many preps. That's the kind of case we love getting too.