REVIEW PAPER
Application of cephalometry to prosthetic dentistry – literature review
 
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Indywidualna Specjalistyczna Praktyka Stomatologiczna w Bydgoszczy Private Dental Specialist Practice
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Zakład Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Białymstoku Department of Prosthodontics Medical University of Bialystok
Publish date: 2019-03-12
 
Prosthodontics 2019;69(1):45–56
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Background:
Cephalometry has been a diagnostic medical tool since 1934. Its first application was the assessment of facial part of the skull growth pattern. Nowadays it is used in diagnosis of malocclusion and orthodontic, surgical or prosthetic treatment planning. It is also commonly used in bone age assessment. The purpose of cephalometry in prosthetic dentistry is the estimation of vertical dimension of occlusion, soft tissue profile recording, the occlusal plane orientation and determination of condylar or anterior guidance.

Aim:
Aim of the study. To present the clinical purpose of cephalometry in prosthetic dentistry

Material and methods:
The literature review was carried out using PubMed with the following MeSH terms: cephalometry, prosthodontics, dental prostheses, dental occlusion, vertical dimension of occlusion and occlusal plane. Nineteen publications that met the aforementioned criteria and a few publications out of the search results were qualified for the review.

Results:
The literature review revealed a multitude of applications of cephalometry to prosthetics. The aim of cephalometry appliance presentation was to determine its value as a diagnostic method in prosthetic treatment.

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