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Bite Template
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In people with without teeth or with severely reduced teeth, it is very difficult to correctly determine the position of the bite. In such cases, a Bite mould or bite imprint is used as a bite template to determine the position of the lower in conjunction with the upper jaw and ensure correct bite registration. As is known, the position of the lower jaw is not constant and keeps changing depending on the signals received by the sensitive pressure receptors in the peridontium. Since a badly fitted dental prosthetics can result in severe facial pain, jaw joint pain and head aches, the technician needs a bite mould or bite imprint to understand bite registration. For this, the dentist uses a silicone-made squeezer between the two jaws of the patient and takes the first bite imprint or bite registration. The dental technician then makes a bite mould or bite template using wax and this wax bite mould is given back to the dentist to test on the patient. Once the patient has put the bite imprint of both his jaws on the bite mould, the dental technician sets to work on a dental articulator to produce the best fitting denture for the patient. He takes another caution and makes the first denture in wax, places the teeth on it and asks the patient to try it on. Once, the necessary adjustments are made and the patient is completely comfortable with the wax denture, the actual denture is made and fitted. Learn more about your own bite imprint or bite registration by watching the video.
Produced: 05/2011
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