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Impression Material

Dental Impressions

What is that goo?

Whether you need a new denture, braces, or a single inlay restoration, you’ll encounter the “goo” dentists use to make an impression – the first step to a perfect likeness of your mouth.

In effect, the material you bite into registers a “negative” image, like a photograph. To make a positive model, a plaster-like “stone” is poured into the impression and allowed to set. And there you are.

Impression material, to work properly, must reproduce oral structures accurately, and be strong enough to hang together while it’s removed – without sucking out anything in the vicinity by accident. It can’t shrink or expand, either, or the end product (your new bridge, for instance) won’t fit.

And, of course, patients have to tolerate it. (In the “olden” days, some rubber materials had a peculiar sulfur odor, like a day at the mineral springs.)

Different materials are used for different procedures. But any impression takes savvy and practice to give us an ideal working model of you.

About Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS

Home » Meet Us Meet Us Header - Meet Us Meet your local Highlands Ranch dentist. Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS Dr. Scavuzzo has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer, by keeping himself and his team informed on the latest advances and available techniques. After attending the University of Denver, Dr. Scavuzzo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in 1987. Since then, he has kept up-to-date on the newest developments in his field through numerous continuing education courses in improving smiles, creating youthful smiles, and treating jaw, facial and joint pain. He also remains active in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and the Metro Denver Dental Society. Dr. Scavuzzo’s top priorities are patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Scavuzzo and his team look forward to your visit and to showing you the many ways in which personalized dental care can improve your life.

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