Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 9

An Understanding of Gothic Arch Tracing- A Clinical and Academic Rapid Review

T Ashish1*, Pratul Kumar Agrawal2, Prashant Kumar1 and Tanaya3

1Consultant Prosthodontist and Private Clinician, India
2Prosthodontist and Incharge, at Dr. Agrawal's Family Dental Clinic and Implant Centre, India
3Prosthodontist and Private Clinician, at Dr. Agrawal's Family Dental Clinic and Implant Centre, India

*Corresponding Author: T Ashish, Consultant Prosthodontist and Private Clinician, India.

Received: July 27, 2022; Published: August 22, 2022


An accurate maxillo-mandibular relation is required for the creation of optimum function, esthetics and phonetics in complete denture prosthesis, and later establish the desired occlusion. For this, a proper clinical skill is required to establish an accurate, verifiable and reproducible vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) and centric relation (CR). Muscle tone, inter-dental arch space and parallelism of the ridges are some of the factors to record the vertical relation correctly. Error in maxillo-mandibular relation recording can lead to uncomfortable and un-wearable dentures.

Gothic arch tracing is a crucial procedure involved in the fabrication of accurate and precise complete denture prosthesis. This procedure, if done correctly, will help eliminate the errors in the final prosthesis and ensuring an accurate complete denture. Gothic arch tracer (with a central bearing device) is a tracing mechanism to determine the centric relation. Although, this may take more time than the traditional jaw relation, and does involve a learning curve too. With accurate patient training and cooperation and apt knowledge on the topic, we can eliminate mistakes ensuring the final goal.


Keywords: Gothic Arch Tracing; Clinical; TMJ


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Citation: T Ashish., et al. “An Understanding of Gothic Arch Tracing- A Clinical and Academic Rapid Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.9 (2022): 40-48.


Copyright: © 2022 T Ashish., et al. 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.


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