Statement of Problem
Gingival displacement is the deflection of the
marginal gingival away from the tooth. It is also called
as gingival retraction or tissue dilation. Its process is to
expose the margins while taking the impression of the
prepared tooth. It (gingival displacement) comprises of
bending the gingival margin far from the tooth surface
which inturn would provide adequate horizontal and
vertical space between the prepared finish line and the
gingiva to inject sufficient amounts of impression
To review the knowledge regarding gingival
displacement among dental practitioners during
fabrication of fixed partial dentures.
Material and Method
Survey was conducted in TMDCH. Total sample
size was 50. A questioner was framed with 26 structured
questions and distributed to the clinical practitioners.
The collected response were sent to statistical analysis.
Among the clinical practitioners in dentistry at
TMDCH, 68% prefer the use of gingival displacement
techniques for successful clinical practice while 31% of
these do not follow the procedure presuming with a
belief that it do not cause any significant change in the
Those clinical practitioners who preferred the use
of gingival displacement technique blamed it as a time
consuming affair and was not feasible on economic
grounds for the class of patient they treated.
Keywords : Gingival Displacement, Gingival Retraction,Displacement Cord, Mechanochemical.