In present survey (90%) practitioners used low fusing impression compound for border molding
. The results of present study are consistent with the previous studies.6,7,8,11,14,20,22,23
In a survey of US prosthodontists and dental schools it was observed that 68% prosthodontists and 96% dental schools use low fusing compound for border molding
. In a survey of predoctoral clinical curriculum it was noted that 64% used low fusing compound for peripheral tracing.10
After this, border molding
of the tray was done with green stick compound impression material, the spacer removed and vent holes were made in the tray.
Proper denture extension through border molding
to record the anatomy of tissues was also emphasized.20,21 1930-1950 was the era that recognized the anatomy of the denture bearing area and muscle physiology as related to impression procedures.
varied from pulling the cheeks downward to having the patient move the cheeks in a downward direction.