Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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Use of an optical jaw-tracking system to record mandibular motion for treatment planning and designing interim and definitive prostheses: A dental technique

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      Optical jaw-tracking systems can record mandibular motion during the various treatment phases. Also, computer-aided design programs facilitate the integration of a patient’s digital information, including recorded mandibular motion, into the design of interim and definitive prostheses. A technique to fabricate a complete mouth implant-supported rehabilitation by using mandibular motion captured with an optical jaw-tracking system is described. The mandibular motion recordings obtained before the treatment are combined with the interim restorations to perform a diagnostic waxing, design the computer-guided implant plan, and fabricate maxillary and mandibular screw-retained implant-supported interim and definitive prostheses. The process allows occlusal adjustments by using the patient’s mandibular motion and facilitates the prosthetic design process, minimizing chair time at delivery.
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