Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2015, vol. 21, issue 3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
Pages: 849-852
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2015213.849
Published online: 10 August 2015

J of IMAB 2015 Jul-Sep;21(3):849-852
Iveta Katreva1Corresponding Autor, Kalina Georgieva1, Simeon Simeonov1, Maya Doychinova2, Tsvetan Tonchev3.
1) Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, 2) Department of Conservative Dentistry, 3) Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

To carry through a contemporary treatment plan in accordance to the functional, prophylactic and esthetic requirements in fixed prosthodontics the dental specialist needs highly precise impressions for perfect marginal fit of the constructions. An accurate impression of the marginal details of the preparations is the only way to successful restorations in prosthetic dentistry. Gingival retraction is a long established technique which allows access in preparation, guarantees ingress of impression material around the preparation shoulder into the gingival groove and facilitates cementation procedures.

Key words: Gingival retraction, Xylometazoline, A-silicone, C-silicone, retraction agents,

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Katreva I, Georgieva K, Simeonov S, Doychinova M, Tonchev T. APPLICATION OF XYLOMETAZOLINE FOR CHEMO-MECHANICAL RETRACTION OF THE FREE GINGIVA. J of IMAB. 2015 Jul-Sep;21(3):849-852. doi:

Correspondence to: Iveta Katreva, Faculty of Dental medicine, Medical University - Varna; 84, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 21 May 2015
Published online: 10 August 2015

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