- 19 Clinical Evaluators
- 183 Total Uses
- 91% Clinical Rating
- “Awesome for when I don’t want to pour models right away or need multiple pours.”
- “I could take impressions at my nursing homes and didn’t have to immediately pour them.”
- “Detail was much better than alginate.”
- “Reliable and consistent results.”
- “The working time is a little longer than my current alginate substitute, which made it easier to get a good impression without worrying about distortion due to pre-mature setting.”
- “I got voids in some impressions. I think it is because the patient said it felt like it moved easily in the mouth.”
- “The set-up time was slow compared to my alginate material.”
Silginat is an A-silicone, VPS material that has:
- Numerous indications
- Low tear resistance
- High dimensional stability
- Thixotropic properties allow it to flow well under pressure
- Use this material to fabricate a provisional crown or bridge stint and you can keep it on hand until the final restoration is seated in case you need to re-make the provisional.
- Dispense the material with the tip pointing down into the tray and do not lift the tip from the material, to prevent bubbles.
- Make sure to fill the tray completely to the top. The material does not flow much once placed intraorally like some other materials.
- The low-tear resistance makes it a great option for situations where there are concerns about loose restorations or teeth that there is a possibility of inadvertently removing with the impression. Also, it is a good option around orthodontics where using a material too stiff could dislodge orthodontic brackets, wires, or buttons.
- The high dimensional stability allows the impression to last for weeks, and it can be poured multiple times without the concern of distortion.
- Anatomical impressions
- Opposing jaw impressions
- Orthodontic work
- Models for case studies
- Preparation of temporary crowns and bridges
- Fabrication of models for the construction of splints