Dental Materials, Impression, Rubber-Based, Silicone
Definition : Dental impression materials with elastomeric properties whose main component is silicone. They are designed to make an accurate negative reproduction of a given area of the oral cavity. These dental impression materials consist of a base (silicone), a catalyst (e.g., tin compounds), a reactor (e.g., alkyl silicate) and a filler (silica). Silicone rubber-based dental impression materials with a fast setting time are available; varying the amount of chemical reactors is the only method of changing the setting time. These dental impression materials are supplied in paste or liquid form and are packed in tubes, bottles, and cartridges. They are used in dental offices for fixed partial prosthodontics, quadrant inlay, and crown impressions
Entry Terms : "Dental Impression Materials, Silicone Rubber"
UMDC code : 16679