Fixed partial dentures opposing complete dentures

Academic Article


  • When fixed partial dentures are indicated in an arch opposing a complete denture, it is best to develop the occlusal surfaces of the fixed restorations at the same time that the opposing denture teeth are arranged in wax to permit greater flexibility and reduce the compromise in developing bilateral balanced occlusion. This article describes the development of bilaterally balanced occlusion between casting patterns for fixed partial dentures and a complete denture. The technique emulates the ease of arranging maxillary and mandibular denture teeth and can be used to develop fixed restorations with metal or porcelain occlusal surfaces. Porcelain occlusal surfaces are described because the use of porcelain is more technique sensitive. © 1989 The C. V. Mosby Company.
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    Author List

  • White KC; Mueninghoff LA; Ramus DL
  • Start Page

  • 483
  • End Page

  • 487
  • Volume

  • 62
  • Issue

  • 4