Aim . The aim of the present study was to compare the dimensional accuracy of stone casts obtained with vinyl polysiloxane molds through the double-impression technique with three pours into the same mold. Methods . A stainless steel master model was constructed simulating a three-unit fixed prosthesis. Twelve impressions were taken of this master model with addition silicone, using the double-impression technique. Three pours of type IV gypsum were then made into each mold, thus producing 36 casts. The pours were made 1 hour, 6 hours and 24 hours after the impression procedure. Next, intra- and interabutment measurements were made in a coordinate measuring machine. Results . Comparative analysis of the dimensional accuracy of stone casts resulting from multiple pours was not statistically significant in pours first and second ( P>0.05 ). These values, however, were statistically significant at third pour in the height in abutment 1 and upper distance interabutment. Conclusion . The wait time (1 hour, and 6 hours) observed before pouring the stone into the same molds did not cause significant dimensional accuracy of the casts.
Valente, V. da S., Zanetti, A. L., Feltrin, P. P., Inoue, R. T., de Moura, C. D. V. S., & Pádua, L. E. de M. (2012). Dimensional Accuracy of Stone Casts Obtained with Multiple Pours into the Same Mold. ISRN Dentistry, 2012, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/730674