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The use of a semiadjustable articulator has become more popular for prosthodontic rehabilitation. An occlusal plane analyzer has long been used to assist the operator in the development of an initial mandibular occlusal plane in diagnostic contour casts and later as an integral part of both the contours of the definitive restorations as well as guidelines… (More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The ringless casting procedure is in use in clinical dentistry, although there is no adequate scientific data to support its use. PURPOSE This study compared the vertical margin accuracy of lost wax castings produced with the conventional casting technique using a metal ring and a technique that uses a ringless system. MATERIAL AND… (More)
A technique is presented for using light-cured composite resin to create desirable contours on abutment teeth for the retention and support of removable partial dentures. The desired tooth shape is created on a diagnostic cast, captured in a clear temporary splint material, and formed in resin on the abutment teeth with the splint acting as a matrix.
Cleidocranial dysplasia is a rare condition that presents a variety of problems for the restorative dentist. This article defines the basic characteristics, including the oral manifestations, of cleidocranial dysplasia and describes some of the available treatment modalities. It also presents a case in which iliac crest bone grafts and endosseous implants… (More)
The dental computed tomographic (CT) scan is useful in presurgical planning for implant prosthodontics. To provide accurate information, the patient must be positioned properly during the scan procedure. This article describes a method for fabricating a template that provides guidance to the CT technologist for desired head orientation of the patient.