Setting teeth for edentulous patients â those without teeth or soon-to-be without teeth â can be quite overwhelming for some clinicians.
There are landmarks within a patientâs mouth that provide information to help clinicians set teeth that fit that specific patient. This information is particularly useful when effective communication with the lab is needed in regards to tooth position. In our new restorative course, Setting Teeth for Our Edentulous Patients, Dr. Benting demonstratesÂ how to visually identify maxillary anatomic landmarks used for setting patients' teeth.
After viewing this course, youâll have a better understanding of:
- Visual identification of maxillary anatomic landmarks used for setting teeth
- Facially generated concepts for tooth position
- The benefit of a customized palate
- The use of a set-up template
- Important features of a ânaturalâ denture tooth
- Variations in tooth position
- Modifications to tooth position
- Landmarks useful in setting upper and lower teeth
Denise Prichard is the Assistant Editor for Spear Education.Â