preliminary impression


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pre·lim·i·nar·y im·pres·sion

in dentistry, an impression made for the purpose of diagnosis or the construction of a tray.
Synonym(s): primary impression

pre·lim·i·nar·y im·pres·sion

(prĕ-limi-nar-ē im-preshŭn)
In dentistry, impression made for purpose of diagnosis or construction of a tray.
Synonym(s): primary impression.
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Preliminary impression with modeling compound using sectional stock tray is made, impression of one side of jaw is extended across the central line, cast is poured, overlap region is located in impression of the other side and cast of jaw is completed.
b) The custom tray was trimmed checked in patients mouth and then a preliminary impression was made using admix material (a mix of impression compound and greenstick compound in the ratio of 3:7).
They were also evaluating preliminary impressions brought back by Clinton and the other Americans, and any diplomatic signals Kim might have been trying to convey.
He said that the talks aim at consolidating the pending items and presenting preliminary impressions on them as well as "building confidence" between the reconciling parties.
Mr Lamy was echoed by the Commission's Director-General for Trade Peter Carl, who said the preliminary impressions of the new Tax Bill is that the US "is moving in the right direction".
TEI believes that it is critical that the Head Office not form any preliminary impressions before the taxpayer (tax preparer or advisor) is afforded an opportunity to state its position.
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