Hilal Eksi Ozsoy, Lamia Nayafova, Huseyin Kurtulmus


Background: This study was to evaluate the impression quality and clinical success of 2 Polyvinyl siloxane (PVS) impression materials by using dual-viscosity 1-step impression technique and the putty-wash two-step impression technique.

Methods: In this study, Variotime (Heraeus, Hanau, Germany) and a novel silicone Spirias (Imicryl, Konya, Turkey) were selected as PVS impression materials. A total of 40 samples were divided into groups according to the impression technique. Three possible categories were established to rate the impression quality. The impression was examined using a laboratory microscope (Opmi Pico, Zeiss) and lenses with 2X to 6X magnification for the presence or absence of bubbles or voids and the complete reproduction of the preparation finish line. A spreadsheet (Excel v2016; Microsoft Corp) was used for processing statistical data. Results of the analysis were calculated as mean and frequency.

Results: In the impressions taken with Variotime, the percentage of the successful impression is 95% (Criteria I - II). Only one impression was found unacceptable (criteria III). In impressions with Spirias, the percentage of successful impressions is 100% (Criteria I - II). No-impression was found unacceptable (criterion III).

Conclusion: The quality of impressions of both brands Polyvinyl siloxane impression materials revealed a high rate (97.5%) For more precise results, many new studies were needed on different Polyvinyl siloxane impression materials.


polyvinyl siloxane; additional silicone; quality of impression

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24125/sanamed.v15i2.409


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