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International journal of odontostomatology

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SCHULZ ROSALES, Rolando; CERDA PERALTA, Bárbara; MOYA MUNJIN, Milena  and  ROMO ORMAZABAL, Fernando. Occlusal Plane and Anterior Guidance Visualization in Lateral Cephalometric Radiographs in Partially Edentulous Patients: Technique Description through Case Reports. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.3, pp.465-470. ISSN 0718-381X.

The use of lateral cephalometric radiographs has become very important in Oral Rehabilitation, helping the clinician in the diagnosis and treatment planning through the identification of facial biotype, occlusal plane inclination, sagittal relationship between maxilla and mandible, inclination of the dental axes, and a valuable help in assessing alterations of the vertical dimension of occlusion. The problem arises when treating partially edentulous patients who have lost their cephalometric reference points necessary for the analysis. This paper shows a technique to visualize the occlusal plane and anterior guidance in partially edentulous patients who have lost these anatomical landmarks in a lateral cephalometric radiograph, using lead sheets.

Keywords : cephalometric analysis; partial dentures; edentulous; occlusal plane; anterior guidance; vertical dimension.

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