Profile Teleradiography: A Diagnostic Means and a Prosthetic Construction Aid for the Removable Prosthesis.
The restoration by the removable denture must optimally reproduce the functions and the aesthetics lost following the edentulism.
To meet these goals, several parameters should be considered to ensure the prosthetic balance and the restoration of the aesthetics of the patient: one of these parameters is the correct orientation of the occlusal surface.
This essential criterion to restore requires the use of several references such as the profile teleradiography that is a simple and effective way.
The restoration of partial edentulism and total unimaxillary edentulism is often complex, due to the loss more or less ancient of the teeth, the absence of prosthetic restorations, or the inadequate design of prostheses.
Therefore, we often find regressions, important abrasions, rotations and various misalignments that lead to disruptions of functional curves, which prevent the good prosthetic integration within the manducatory system.
So, before starting the prosthetic realization, it is imperative that the practitioner corrects all these problems, cited above, according to a reliable reference which is the occlusal plane and
subsequently he does make prostheses with a mounting of prosthetic teeth which respects this same plane guarantor of an optimal occlusal balance.
This reference occlusal plane is not a clinical reality; it is a theoretical plane defines by the curves of compensation.
Several authors have tried to give an exact orientation of the occlusal plane:
For Dawson It is a virtual surface, theoretically determined by the edge of the incisors and cuspal point of the molars and premolars.
Dent Open J. 2017; 5(1): 1-5. doi: 10.17140/DOJ-5-134