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Offline High Myopic

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Can dental impressions be made not so breakable?
« on: 27. March 2020, 03:22:52 AM »
 I do have a set of very old ones out of white plaster or something like that.  If I were to get new impressions, could I have them made out of something stronger?  Like acrylic or metal?  I would be afraid of them getting broken in transit if I shipped them to braces shop to have a new retainer made for my impressions.  That's if I can get them from my dentist. 

Offline lettuceloaf

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Re: Can dental impressions be made not so breakable?
« Reply #1 on: 06. April 2020, 04:34:01 AM »
I've thought about using something like that resin that people pour into molds to make jewelry and stuff. I wonder if it would shrink though and make the impression useless.

Offline Braceme

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Re: Can dental impressions be made not so breakable?
« Reply #2 on: 22. April 2020, 05:20:10 AM »
Not that I’m aware of, but you could just ask for them to give you two molds from the same cast, that way you have a backup.

Offline m2bozz

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Re: Can dental impressions be made not so breakable?
« Reply #3 on: 22. April 2020, 15:42:49 PM »
You could find a dentist that will do a 3D scan and then use a 3D printer. The plastic is not unbreakable but it is really strong. Hope this helps.

Offline PlainJane

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Re: Can dental impressions be made not so breakable?
« Reply #4 on: 23. April 2020, 18:36:07 PM »
I've thought about using something like that resin that people pour into molds to make jewelry and stuff. I wonder if it would shrink though and make the impression useless.

You can get resin specifically for this purpose, called "Rhino Rock". not sure how much it costs though.

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Re: Can dental impressions be made not so breakable?
« Reply #5 on: 24. April 2020, 19:46:07 PM »
You can get resin specifically for this purpose, called "Rhino Rock". not sure how much it costs though.

£36 for 1.6 kilos of it from DB labs - that should be plenty to make a few mistakes with!  ;D