dental articulator

a mechanical device that represents the temporomandibular joint and jaws and simulates jaw movements, and to which maxillary and mandibular dental casts may be attached. It is used for the mounting of dental casts for diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient presentation; fabrications of occlusal surfaces for dental restorations; and arrangement of teeth for complete and partial dentures.

Dental articulator with wax-up of dentures.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • articulator — A mechanical device which represents the temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached. SYN: occluding frame. adjustable a. 1. an a. which may be adjusted to permit movement of the casts into… …   Medical dictionary

  • adjustable articulator — 1. a dental articulator that can be adjusted to permit movement of the casts into recorded eccentric relationships. 2. a dental articulator capable of adjustment to more than one eccentric position …   Medical dictionary

  • semiadjustable articulator — a dental articulator that can be adjusted so that one movement conforms with a mandibular movement …   Medical dictionary

  • occluding frame — dental articulator …   Medical dictionary

  • split cast method — 1. a procedure for placing indexed casts on a dental articulator to facilitate their removal and replacement on the instrument. 2. the procedure of checking the ability of a dental articulator to receive or be adjusted to a maxillomandibular… …   Medical dictionary

  • occluder — In dentistry, a name given to some articulators. * * * oc·clud·er (ə kl dґər) a type of dental articulator …   Medical dictionary

  • anterior guide — the part of a dental articulator on which the anterior guide pin rests to maintain the vertical dimension of occlusion; it influences the degree of separation of the casts in eccentric relationships …   Medical dictionary

  • incisal guide — the part of a dental articulator that maintains the incisal guide angle …   Medical dictionary

  • артикулятор — Устройство для воспроизведения движений нижней челюсти при формировании искусственного зубного ряда [ГОСТ 26322 84] Тематики оборудование стоматологическое EN dental articulator DE Artikulator FR articulateur …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • Place of articulation — In articulatory phonetics, the place of articulation (also point of articulation) of a consonant is the point of contact, where an obstruction occurs in the vocal tract between an active (moving) articulator (typically some part of the tongue)… …   Wikipedia

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