NEUTRAL ZONE IMPRESSION
TECHNIQUE
INDIAN DENTAL ACADEMY
Leader in continuing dental education
www.indiandentalacademy.com
...
INTRODUCTION
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AimsAims
To determine the space within which the
denture can be sited without being subjected to
excessive displacing fo...
The portion of the oral cavity that is or may be
occupied by the maxillary and / or mandibular
denture (s).www.indiandenta...
Neutral ZoneNeutral Zone
That area in the mouth, where, duringThat area in the mouth, where, during
functions thefunction...
IndicationsIndications
Past denture looseness due
to powerful lower lip activity.
Non-replacement of missing
teeth lead...
To achieve optimum success in complete denture
prosthesis, the dentures should be both retentive and
stable.
“The retent...
How to record a neutral zone:How to record a neutral zone:
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.Various materials used to locate neutral zone.
.Locating the neutral zone for lower arch and
upper arch.
. Locating the p...
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Recommended movementsRecommended movements
Suck
Swallow
‘ooh’
‘ah’
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Technique – the trays are adjusted to eliminate
overextension and create stable trays.
Color -coded impression procedure...
Lower and upper secondary impression
Relief of pressure areas
Correcting lower impression
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Border seal.
Tissues at rest – overextended
Extreme movements- underextended
Technique used- CLOSED MOUTH TECHNIQUE
Tw...
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Plaster matrices constructed around records.
Matrices guide in arranging & waxing teeth &
polished surfaces in optimum d...
www.indiandentalacademy.com
After wax trial is completed, external impressions are
obtained using ZOE paste / light – bodied elastomer.
www.indianden...
conclusion
The influence of tooth position and flange contour on
denture stability is equal to or greater than that of
an...
First the teeth will not interfere with the normal
muscle function and second, the forces exerted by the
musculature agai...
For more details please visit
www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  1. 1. NEUTRAL ZONE IMPRESSION TECHNIQUE INDIAN DENTAL ACADEMY Leader in continuing dental education www.indiandentalacademy.com www.indiandentalacademy.com
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION www.indiandentalacademy.com
  3. 3. AimsAims To determine the space within which the denture can be sited without being subjected to excessive displacing forces from the surrounding musculature. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  4. 4. The portion of the oral cavity that is or may be occupied by the maxillary and / or mandibular denture (s).www.indiandentalacademy.com
  5. 5. Neutral ZoneNeutral Zone That area in the mouth, where, duringThat area in the mouth, where, during functions thefunctions the forcesforces of the tongueof the tongue pressingpressing outwardoutward areare neutralizedneutralized by theby the forcesforces of the cheeks and lips pressingof the cheeks and lips pressing inwardinward..  Hence a possible zone of equilibrium www.indiandentalacademy.com
  6. 6. IndicationsIndications Past denture looseness due to powerful lower lip activity. Non-replacement of missing teeth leading to tongue / cheeks / lips partially occupying the usual denture space. Enlarged tongue, Abnormal anatomy, Inability to wear a lower denture www.indiandentalacademy.com
  7. 7. To achieve optimum success in complete denture prosthesis, the dentures should be both retentive and stable. “The retention of denture is dependent on the accuracy of impression and fit of the denture base to the tissues”. “The stability of a denture dependent on occlusion, tooth position, flange form, and contours “. Tooth position , flange form, and contours are developed by the neutral zone procedures. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  8. 8. How to record a neutral zone:How to record a neutral zone: www.indiandentalacademy.com
  9. 9. .Various materials used to locate neutral zone. .Locating the neutral zone for lower arch and upper arch. . Locating the plane of occlusion. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  10. 10. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  11. 11. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  12. 12. Recommended movementsRecommended movements Suck Swallow ‘ooh’ ‘ah’ www.indiandentalacademy.com
  13. 13. Technique – the trays are adjusted to eliminate overextension and create stable trays. Color -coded impression procedure- Two impression pastes of contrasting colors are used, the purpose is to locate areas of tissue displacement. The impression tray and two zinc oxide and eugenol pastes should be of three different colors. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  14. 14. Lower and upper secondary impression Relief of pressure areas Correcting lower impression www.indiandentalacademy.com
  15. 15. Border seal. Tissues at rest – overextended Extreme movements- underextended Technique used- CLOSED MOUTH TECHNIQUE Two advantages- 1.the desire to obtain a more accurate functional molding of the borders. 2. by having the patient close gently and swallow, there is more even distribution of pressure and impression material with less likelihood of excessive pressure in one area or the other. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  16. 16. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  17. 17. Plaster matrices constructed around records. Matrices guide in arranging & waxing teeth & polished surfaces in optimum denture space. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  18. 18. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  19. 19. After wax trial is completed, external impressions are obtained using ZOE paste / light – bodied elastomer. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  20. 20. conclusion The influence of tooth position and flange contour on denture stability is equal to or greater than that of any other factor. We should not insist that teeth be placed over the crest of the ridge, buccal or lingual to the ridge. Teeth should be placed as dictated by the musculature, and this will vary for different patients. Positioning artificial teeth in the neutral zone achieves two objectives. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  21. 21. First the teeth will not interfere with the normal muscle function and second, the forces exerted by the musculature against the dentures are more favourable for stability and retention. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  22. 22. For more details please visit www.indiandentalacademy.com www.indiandentalacademy.com

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