Articulators and facebows

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Thursday 12 June 2008 with 0 comments



-Definition of an articulator: a mechanical device that represents the TMJs and jaws, to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached to simulate some or all mandibular movements.

-2 basic designs of articulators:

  1. arcon: condylar elements on the lower member of the articulator and condylar paths are on the upper member. **This is anatomically correct.

  2. non-arcon (condylar): condylar paths are on the lower member of the articulator and condylar elements are on the upper member.

Category: Prosthodontics Notes

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