Ajay Jain1* and Ugrappa Sridevi2
1Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia
2Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Ajay Jain, Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia.
Received: February 02, 2018; Published: March 28, 2018
Citation: Ajay Jain and Ugrappa Sridevi. “A Simplified Technique to Fabricate Chair Side Tooth Reduction Guide”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.4 (2018).
Adequate tooth reduction is a prerequisite for function, esthetics, and longevity for any fixed dental prosthesis. Insufficient or over tooth reduction may compromise the prosthesis in all aforementioned objectives. A tooth reduction guide may be useful for evaluating the sufficient tooth reduction to receive crown and bridges. This article describes a simple and cost effective technique for an accurate evaluation of tooth reduction for fixed restorations by using alginate matrix in conjunction with silicone putty index template and sticky wax.
Keywords: Tooth Reduction Guide; Alginate Matrix; Silicone Putty Index Template
Copyright: © 2018 Ajay Jain and Ugrappa Sridevi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.