The next step in our series of videos on fabrication of an anatomic appliance is fabricating the acrylic shell. In last week’s segment Dr. Mark Kleive demonstrated mixing the acrylic to achieve a dense, smooth acrylic appliance. In this video, the acrylic is now ready to remove from the former and be moved to the articulator. Once placed over the lower model, it is important to trim and shape the acrylic to minimize adjustment after it is set. It is also imperative to imprint the acrylic with certain occlusal landmarks that allow for proper adjustment of the occlusal surface of the acrylic.
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The former seen in these videos is available from Dr, Mark Kleive.
Jason Luchtefeld says
Nice video!! That is the first time I’ve seen an “acrylic former” to get that arch shell of acrylic. Looks very helpful. Thanks for sharing!
Lynn Carlisle says
A.K.A. Tanner appliance created by Henry Tanner
How is the acrylic former made? Depth etc. Looks like it would save me a lot of trimming and guesswork.