TITLE

Use of Leaf Gauge in Occlusal Diagnosis and Therapy

AUTHOR(S)
Goisen, Lawrence F.; Shaw, Allan F.
PUB. DATE
June 1984
SOURCE
Quintessence International;Jun1984, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p611
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of leaf gauge in the occlusal therapy. The leaf gauge consists of a number of plastic strips riveted together. By positioning the leaf gauge between the incisors makes it possible to separate the posterior teeth while maintaining tripodation of the mandible. The leaf gauge is held by the dentist against the maxillary incisors at the midline. The leaf gauge allows the patient to position the mandible without manipulation by the dentist. When the leaf gauge is removed, all posterior teeth hold the shim stock evenly.
ACCESSION #
41895281

 

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