Using a timer to be sure that the dental material has set

A visible timer is handy to let the clinician, the dental nurse and the patient and know when an impression material or bite registration material has set fully. A kitchen count-down timer with large, illuminated numbers is ideal. It curbs the temptation to take the material out before fully set. This reduces inaccuracies and the need to redo impressions. It is particularly necessary in the case of making impressions with implant abutment mushroom pick-ups (Locator™ and the like) and prevents them from pulling out of a not completely set impression (such as Impregum).

In addition, a timer positioned in the view of the patient, is psychologically helpful for the patient to know how much longer he/she needs to endure the procedure.

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