Comparative evaluation of fine detail reproduction of six different die materials- An in-Vitro study

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Author Details : Sattyam Wankhade, Jyoti Wankhade, Arun Khalikar, Pronoy Mukhopadhyay*

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 166-171

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Background: The precise outcome of any indirect casting, depends on the various procedures and materials involved through all its stages. The accurate fit against the prepared surface and the adaptation against the prepared margin depends on how accurately the tooth surface is captured in the impression made and how well it is reproduced in the die
Aim: This study aims to study and compare the property of fine detail reproduction amongst six die materials.
Materials & Methods: Over a pre-calibrated master die using custom tray, an impression record is made and poured using the six different die materials and the finest line reproduced is visualized under an optical fluorescent microscope at 50X magnification.
Statistical Analysis: The data obtained were statistically analysed using one-way ANOVA and subsequently assessed by post-hoc Tukey’s comparison to identify any significant differences between the groups.
Results & Conclusion: Epoxy resin die material (1.93 mm) showed a consistently excellent fine detail reproduction, followed by conventional Type V gypsum and Synthetic gypsum (15.91 mm), while Resin modified-Type IV and Type V and conventional Type IV gypsum dies (21.86mm) showed the least accuracy in fine reproduction.

Keywords: Fine detail reproduction, Indirect casting, Epoxy resin, Gypsum

How to cite : Wankhade S, Wankhade J, Khalikar A, Mukhopadhyay P, Comparative evaluation of fine detail reproduction of six different die materials- An in-Vitro study. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(3):166-171

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Article History

Received : 05-07-2021

Accepted : 14-08-2021

Available online : 25-09-2021

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