Capturing an accurate centric relation bite record can be challenging and sometimes frustrating. Simplifying this process, and doing it with confidence has been about two components in my practice. First having techniques at hand to deprogram the muscles and separate the teeth temporarily, which are the two things that make this unpredictable. Secondly I use multiple techniques to capture the record, depending on which one the patient responds best to ( muscles stay relaxed) and what I will be doing with the models and how this vertical corresponds to the vertical the record is captured at. The last post demonstrated a great tool and technique for deprogramming muscles using a QuickSplint. In this video Dr. Michael Smith, one of faculty for Clinical Mastery, demonstrates capturing a centric relation bite record Using a QuickSplint to deprogram the muscles and composite to create an anterior stop.
Raleigh Guice says
Very interesting technique. Thanks for sharing!