Dental Impressions

dental impression is an imprint to produce a replica of your teeth and oral tissue. Impressions are commonly used in dentistry for making:

  • Custom mouthguards
  • Custom take-home whitening trays
  • Custom dental trays used for precise impression taking
  • Crowns, bridges, and veneers
  • Dentures
  • Custom abutments for dental implants
  • Models for diagnostic study
  • Model for permanent dental record before and after dental treatment

Dental impressions are most widely known among teenagers as retainers. If anyone is or has been in the process of braces, at some point they will need a retainer. Research shows that without long-term use of a dental retainer, teeth show a natural tendency to shift or drift away from their straightened position. retainer Recognize these? One day your braces will come off and the next big step is retention. So simple yet so heavy of an influence they have in keeping your teeth straight and making your parents money anything but a waste. They’re easy to make too! They may be awkward to talk with for a while and can leave your teeth feeling soar the next day, but that’s normal. While most people with braces have to wear a retainer for a least a little prior to getting their braces off, others may wear them to close gaps, help with speech problems, or to solve certain medical problems. Interesting enough, besides shifting teeth, retainers may also be used to help kids with speech impediments like a tongue thrust (which is a condition where your tongue sneaks through your teeth instead of going to the roof of your mouth when you talk, causing a lisp). There are retainers called crib/tongue cage retainers that are designed to “train” your tongue with small metal bars that hang down from the roof of your mouth to hold back your tongue when you speak.

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  1. Interesting way to start discussing word. I would not have thought of dental impressions!
    BUT!!! You cannot cut and paste from other websites…your last paragraph is lifted entirely from http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?dn=KidsHealth&lic=1&ps=307&cat_id=112&article_set=20749
    You need to read: http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism
    Need to rewrite this post or this will be a zero.

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  1. Words, Words, Words

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