Home Subscription Services

The International Journal of Prosthodontics
IJP Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Accepted Manuscripts
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: IJP
The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

November/December 1993
Volume 6 , Issue 6

Share Abstract:

Using Cephalometry to Evaluate Maxillomandibular Relationships in Complete Denture Construction


Pages: 540-545
PMID: 8148024

Long-term denture wearers undergo facial changes as a result of occlusal wear of the dentures and residual ridge resorption. This study examined 12 such patients, presenting with a clinical appearance of Angle’s Class III occlusal relationships, to evaluate a clinical method of determining the correct mandibular position. Complete dentures were fabricated for each patient using standard clinical procedures, but acrylic resin blocks were left on the mandibular posterior bases instead of denture teeth. Ensuing changes in maxillomandibular relationships were recorded. After the stabilization of the mandibular relationship, the dentures were completed using mandibular posterior teeth. Patients were evaluated using cephalometric analysis before and after treatment. Results show that a careful procedure of denture fabrication allows the determination of the correct mandibular relationship, even in patients who have experienced extreme facial collapse.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2017 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog