Before Crown Impressions

Before taking crown impressions, any sharp edges on the proximal surfaces of the adjacent teeth are smoothened and polished with ContacEZ Restorative Strips. The proximal surfaces of adjacent teeth are also cleaned, contoured, and polished in anticipation of the new, properly fabricated crown. This procedure helps ensure the replacement crown fits perfectly and comfortably for the patient.

Fig. 1 - The proximal surface of the neighboring gold crown is cleaned and contoured by removing sharp corners with the Black Diamond Strip.

Fig. 1 - The proximal surface of the neighboring gold crown is cleaned and contoured by removing sharp corners with the Black Diamond Strip.

Fig. 2 - The proximal surface of the neighboring crown is polished. Now it is significantly easier to obtain an accurate, detailed impression for the new crown.

Fig. 2 - The proximal surface of the neighboring crown is polished. Now it is significantly easier to obtain an accurate, detailed impression for the new crown.