The value of the Gothic arch tracing in the positioning of denture teeth

Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Sheffield, School of Clinical Dentistry, U.K.
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation (Impact Factor: 1.68). 08/1988; 15(4):367-71. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.1988.tb00170.x
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Twenty-five subjects of three nationalities carried out Gothic arch tracings. Measurements between the side arms were compared with the upper intercuspid distances measured in the same subjects. A relationship was found which may be of value in the setting up of anterior maxillary denture teeth.

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