Townie® Poll

What is your preference in a crown and bridge impression technique?

Poll conducted from 8/6/2003 To 9/8/2003

What is your preference in a crown and bridge impression technique?
860 total votes
14%
Monophase - one material for both tray and syringe
86%
Dual phase - two materials e.g. heavy tray / light syringe
Do you prefer a:
659 total votes
66%
Quick setting material; sets in about 2.5 minutes from beginning of mix.
34%
Regular set material; sets in about 6 minutes from beginning of mix.
Do you find impression material taste an issue in your practice?
663 total votes
25%
Yes
75%
No
Do you feel you spend too much time adjusting occlusion?
663 total votes
36%
Yes
64%
No
How long on average do you spend adjusting occlusion?
659 total votes
17%
Less than one minute
59%
1 to 5 minutes
21%
6 to 10 minutes
3%
Longer than 15 minutes
How often do you need to adjust the occlusion or proximal contacts for single crowns?
661 total votes
19%
Rarely
46%
Sometimes
30%
Often
5%
All the time
Do you pack cord?
661 total votes
57%
Always
31%
Sometimes
13%
Never
If you DO NOT pack cord, what technique do you use?
289 total votes
31%
Expa-syl
19%
Electrosurge
10%
Laser
39%
Other
Who disinfects your impressions?
660 total votes
55%
Yourself
38%
Lab
7%
I don't know
Which is more important to you regarding your impression materials?
657 total votes
5%
Price
95%
Performance
What is the ideal shelf life of your product?
634 total votes
2%
1 Month
29%
6 Months
40%
12 Months
10%
18 Months
20%
24 Months
Do you use a dual-arch triple tray for a single unit anterior crown?
653 total votes
69%
Yes
31%
No
Do you use a dual-arch triple tray for single unit posterior crown?
651 total votes
79%
Yes
21%
No
Do you use a dual-arch triple tray for a 3-unit anterior bridge?
652 total votes
31%
Yes
69%
No
Do you use a dual-arch triple tray for a 3-unit posterior bridge?
654 total votes
30%
Yes
70%
No
If you use a dual-arch triple tray for single unit posterior crowns, which kind do you prefer?
535 total votes
26%
Metal
28%
Plastic – Sideless
47%
Plastic – Walled
Should putty be used as a tray material in a dual-arch triple tray technique?
568 total votes
25%
Yes
75%
No
Do you notice that temperature affect the working and setting times of the impression material you use?
643 total votes
65%
Yes
35%
No
Do the products your laboratory recommends affect your decision in purchasing impression taking related products?
642 total votes
33%
Yes
67%
No
What percentage of your posterior single unit crowns needs to be redone?
655 total votes
10%
0%
63%
1% - 2%
18%
3% - 4%
7%
5% - 6%
1%
7% - 9%
1%
10% plus
How did you decide which impression system to use?
615 total votes
44%
Continuing Education Course
11%
Taught in dental school
8%
Advised by my laboratory technician
14%
Journal article
7%
The message boards at www.DentalTown.com
15%
Advice from the manufacturer of your impression material

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