Impression compound is a mucocompressive, thermoplastic (i.e., it softens when heated and hardens when cooled) and rigid impression material that was invented by British dentist Charles. T. Stent in 1856.
Impression Compound is a thermoplastic impression material which softens when heated and hardens when cooled.
- Copal resin
- Carnauba wax
- Stearic acid
- Coloring agent
- Extremely smooth
- Accurate and easy to manipulate
- Dimensional stability
- Models can be poured up to 2 weeks after taking impression
- Hydrophilic properties
- High Elasticity- tear resistant
- For preliminary impressions in edentulous cases
DIRECTION OF USE
STEP 1: Compound is softened by hot water bath at 55-60°C temperature for 4-5 minutes.
STEP 2: Gauze is placed at bottom of water bath to prevent adherence
STEP 3: kneaded & loaded in the impression tray & placed against tissues in the oral cavity until set to a rigid mass.