Indirect restorations, including cast gold inlays, onlays, partial veneer restorations and complete crowns, metal ceramic and all-ceramic crowns and bonded ceramic inlays and onlays are routinely used to restore defective teeth. These restorations frequently have cervical margins that are intentionally placed in the gingival sulcus for esthetic or functional reasons in impression making accurate capture of finish lines permit the fabrication of accurate dies on which the restoration are fabricated. Gingival tissue management is an important procedure during fabrication of indirect restorations which is a relatively simple and effective procedure when dealing with healthy gingival tissues and when the margins are properly placed a short distance into the sulcus. This review attempts to discuss various methods have been used to displace gingiva during operative procedures.
Dr Rohini P. Mahajan, Master in Dental Surgery, Consultant Endodontist, Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SMBT Dental College Sangamner, Ahmednagar, Maharshtra, India. Dr Harsha P. Mahajan, Master in Dental Surgery, Consultant Orthodontist, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
gingiva, Gingival tissue management, Tissue Retraction, retraction cords
MEDICAL / Dentistry / General