GYPSUM PRODUCTS AND INVESTMENT
There are 2 ways to mix gypsum:
1- Mixing by the hand.2- Mechanical mixing.The important thing is to use scanning to get correct
(W:P)ratio.We need some time to do mixing and we have working time. When we putthe machine in tray then in patient mouth , after the material become toorigid .
We can detect if the material start initial setting by its appearance , thathappen when the material become not shiny >>>its called(
loss of gloss
).At first the surface of the material is shiny and contain water but when thecomponent take part in reaction, water absorb inside .so, the material willnot be shiny or glossy any more (
*****After this level you can’t manipulate any more .
The material take
to become rigid, but after you send it to the labthey can separate it from tray after
. But they can work on it after itbecome hard enough.When the powder mix with water crystallization take place (component ofpowder + water = crystal )when these crystal become large , the materialwill expand a little bit (crystal expand and interlock with each other), this iscontinue until the material become hard.