Impression Compound is used for taking primary impression of edentulous teeth
STEP 1: Compound softened in water bath kneaded with hand/fingers for manipulation
STEP 2: Temperature of water bath 55-60 C is ideal for 4-5 mins to ensure compete softening
STEP 3: Gauze is placed at bottom of water bath to prevent adherence
STEP 4: Soften by heat, loaded in the impression tray & placed against issues in the oral cavity until set to a rigid mass.