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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Versatility of a New Thermoplastic Material for Use in Prosthodontics: A Potential Material for a Promising Future

PS Manoharan, BT Pradeep Raja, Saikiran Koppolu

Keywords : Baltic denture, CAD–CAM dentures, Impression material, Interocclusal record material

Citation Information : Manoharan P, Raja BP, Koppolu S. Versatility of a New Thermoplastic Material for Use in Prosthodontics: A Potential Material for a Promising Future. 2021; 11 (2):70-71.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1002

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Prosthodontics more than any other dental specialty has shown the capability of evolution in response to changing needs and will probably continue to change. Emerging concepts, materials, and technologies impact the education, research, and practice of prosthodontics. One such evolution is the introduction of a thermoplastic impression material used in the fabrication of CAD–CAM dentures. Unless we are abreast of recent trends and developments taking place in various fields appropriate to the specialty, one will get isolated from the scientific arena with the risk of losing the perspective. So, the aim of this short communication is to give a glimpse of the new impression material, its uses, and scope of research.

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