Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Dental Technique| Volume 129, ISSUE 1, P24-28, January 2023

Silicone key device for maxilla orientation and occlusal plane recording in a digital workflow


      This article describes a technique for recording the maxilla’s orientation in esthetically driven oral rehabilitation and transferring its position by using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology. The protocol uses a Fox plane and a bubble level to orient an addition silicone key of the maxilla parallel to the occlusal reference plane. The silicone reference key was scanned, superimposed over the maxilla intraoral standard tessellation language (STL) file, and adequately oriented in a CAD software program.
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