Use of Leaf Gauge in Occlusal Diagnosis and Therapy

Goisen, Lawrence F.; Shaw, Allan F.
June 1984
Quintessence International;Jun1984, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p611
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Development of Horizontal Tooth Wear in Maxillary Anterior Teeth from Five to 18 Years of Age. NYSTR�M, M.; K�N�NEN, M.; ALALUUSUA, S.; EV�LAHTI, M.; VARTIOVAARA, J. // Journal of Dental Research;Nov1990, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p1765 

    Sizes of horizontal wear facets of maxillary anterior teeth were studied longitudinally from the primary dentition at age five to the young adult dentition at the age of 18 years. By a planimetric method, we calculated the wear areas on dental casts taken at the ages of five, ten, 14, and 18...

  • Eruption Sequence Similarities in the Maxilla and Mandible. GARN, STANLEY M.; SMITH, B. HOLLY // Journal of Dental Research;Sep1980, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p1534 

    This article discusses the results of a research study conducted to examine similarities in the dentition of the maxilla and the mandible. The study finds that the patterned developmental sequences in the mandible are replicated in the maxilla. Differences are noted in the timing of the eruption...

  • Anterior crossbite correction in the primary dentition using fixed inclined planes. II. Further examples and discussion. CroIl, Theodore P.; Riesenberger, Robert F. // Quintessence International;Jan1988, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p45 

    The article presents several case studies on anterior crossbite correction in primary dentition. In one of the case, a 43-month old girl shown crossbite of the left primary lateral incisor. After placement of a reversed stainless steel crown, the patient protruded the mandible so that the...

  • An occlusal concept of the partial denture. Sperr, Wolfgang // Quintessence International;May1978, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p45 

    The article offers information on the concept of occlusion in partial dentures. As cited, in natural dentition, occlusion is based on group function of teeth with changing canine guidance and protective function. The anterior teeth have been classified in four different groups on the basis of...

  • Establishment of maxillary anterior teeth computer simulation restoration system. Zhang Genxiang; Yang Ying // West China Journal of Stomatology;Dec2013, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p633 

    Objective This study aims to simulate restoration of anterior teeth appearance by using three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction technique combined with computer image processing and 3D animation software. Methods The standard teeth model was scanned by cone beam CT, and the standard teeth model...

  • Tooth contact location in intercuspal position. Hochman, N.; Ehrlich, J. // Quintessence International;Mar1987, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p193 

    The article presents a study on tooth contact location in intercuspal position aimed at maximizing the stability for dentitions. The study included 100 young adults between 18 to 30 years of age and all were in Angle Class I molar relationship. The study demonstrated that the mandibular buccal...

  • Full mouth reconstruction. McLean, John W. // Quintessence International;Nov1978, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p41 

    The article discusses various factors that have to be considered during full mouth reconstruction in dentistry. It is stated that the repeated ratio related to the width of the central and lateral incisor should be continued in the placement of the remaining teeth. It is mentioned that the...

  • Rehabilitation of Anterior Teeth -- Esthetic and Functional Considerations. Hochman, N.; Yaffe, Lecturer A.; Ehrlich, Lecturer J. // Quintessence International;Jun1984, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p605 

    The article focuses on the restoration of the anterior teeth. The functional roles of the anterior teeth are incision of food, esthetics, phonetics and support of soft tissues. The major advantage of the restoration is prevention of possible pulp involvement, conservation of tooth structure and...

  • Mandibular Incisor Extraction -- Case Report. Prakash, A.; Tandur, A. P.; Dungarwal, N.; Bhargava, R. // Virtual Journal of Orthodontics;2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1 

    The extraction of the lower incisors constitutes a therapeutic alternative in treating certain anomalies. It is not a standard approach to symmetrically treating most malocclusions, but in certain clinical situations the therapeutic aims must be adjusted to individual patient needs, even when...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics