Conventional Bridges: Impression Techniques

This micro skills course will outline the properties of various impression materials used to record tooth preparations for crown and bridgework. Factors influencing selection of appropriate impression material will also be discussed, as will various techniques which enhance accurate recording of surface detail.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Classify impressions materials and explain their advantages and disadvantages
  3. Select an appropriate material to record impressions for crown and bridgework
  4. Describe the different techniques for recording such impressions along with their limitations
  5. List techniques that aid accurate recording of subgingival margins

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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