Dental Practitioners Perspectives and Knowledge on Gingival Displacement during Fabrication of Fixed Partial Denture- The Crosssectional Survey

Authors : Dr.R.Prabhu, Dr.K.R.Geetha, R.Jeshwanti, C. Jayapriya

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 12 - December

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 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 material.  Purpose 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.  Result 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 clinical practice.  Conclusion 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.


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