Aim: The study aims to bring about a change in the conventional and tedious methods used during the investigation of the suspect or victim, for identification and introduce a material which can be used, by forensic investigators to the police officers worldwide with ease.
Objective: To use gum as a make-shift impression material to overcome the drawbacks of the conventionally used dental materials and assess its feasibility in forensic odontology.
Materials and Method: The technique used requires minimum instrumentation like commercially available chewing gum and a solution that was prepared in the lab along with a camera to capture the images recorded.
Result: The technique used could record the dental anatomy and the non-metric traits which would be helpful in the process of identification. The technique also proved to be helpful in the recording of tongue prints.
Conclusion: To use chewing gum for recording the morphologic details present on the tooth surface and ease the process.