Next, I mix the impression material according to the manufacturer's instructions, ensuring the correct consistency and working time. I've found that being precise with the mix is crucial for capturing all the necessary details in the impression.
Once the material is ready, I carefully load the tray and make sure it's evenly distributed. I then gently place the tray in the patient's mouth, ensuring it's properly seated and aligned. In my experience, clear communication with the patient during this step is key, as it helps them understand what to expect and remain comfortable throughout the process.
After waiting for the material to set, which usually takes a few minutes, I carefully remove the tray from the patient's mouth, making sure not to distort the impression. Finally, I inspect the impression for any defects or inaccuracies and take any necessary steps to correct them. This helps me ensure that the final impression is of the highest quality and will result in a successful dental procedure.