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  • 19 Clinical Evaluators
  • 183 Total Uses
  • 91% Clinical Rating

Consultants’ Comments

  • 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

Clinical Tips

  • 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.





Unique Attributes

  • 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