occlusal record

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A means of recording the relationship between the occlusal surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth. It allows the accurate articulation of laboratory plaster casts. It is usually created from a syringable impression material or a wax that is initially softened and hardens at mouth temperature.

Further Reading:

Shargill I., Ashley M. Good night, squashbite: a ‘how to’ paper on better wax occlusal records. Dent Update 2006;33:626–31.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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