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Diagnostic casts and wax-up

Key points

  • Accurate diagnostic casts and an inter-occlusal/arch registration permits precise evaluation of existing morphological determinants and treatment possibilities.
  • A diagnostic wax-up is a dental diagnostic procedure in which planned restorations are developed in wax on a diagnostic cast to determine optimal clinical and laboratory procedures necessary to achieve the desired esthetics and function.

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eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Mounted diagnostic casts are critical in the analysis of the occlusion, available space, and other factors that might not be easily noted or recorded in a clinical examination8 Casts also provide the opportunity to develop wax patterns of the desired crown forms that will then identify the most desirable form and locations for the crown so their locations can guide implant placement.

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