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J Korean Acad Prosthodont. 2013 Oct;51(4):323-331. Korean. Case Report.
Kim HC , Noh K , Kwon KR , Kim HS .
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

Soft tissue collapse around prepared teeth and pontic is inevitable after removal of the provisional restoration during the impression taking procedures. When inserting gingival retraction cord, soft tissue is displaced to an undesired contour. Viscosity of impression material also causes gingival displacement. Therefore, the consideration to transfer the prosthetically contoured soft tissue to master cast is required, especially in the esthetic area. In this report, the methods to maintain the soft tissue contour and transfer to the mastercast will be introduced. Harmonious contour of the soft tissue can be achieved with provisional restoration and be transferred to the master cast with two different techniques mentioned in this case report.

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