RESEARCH ARTICLE


Recording the Tilt of a Cast on a Surveyor



Omid Savabi1, Farinaz Shirban2, *
1 Torabinejad Dental Research Center, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Torabinejad Dental Research Center, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Torabinejad Dental Research Center, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; Tel: 00983137922841; Fax: 00983136687080; E-mail: shirban123@yahoo.com


Abstract

Some patients are not satisfied with removable partial dentures (RPDs), when it is not stable during mastication.A dental surveyor can be used to prevent problems related to production of RPDs. Determining the best path of insertion and removal is an initial and fundamental step in RDPs planning. The path of insertion record enables the technician to reproducing the cast in the same position on a surveyor that the dentist selected. This article describes new method for this purpose that could be useful for recording and reproducing the tilt of casts.

Keywords: Partial dentures, surveyor, tilt.