Study models can be used for a variety of purposes – initial evaluation for partial dentures, aesthetic considerations or for more involved treatment planning procedures.
If a conformative occlusal scheme is to be followed in the final restoration, accurate models require a facebow transfer with the occlusal registration in the habitual intercuspal position.
Accurate diagnostic models mounted on a semi-adjustable articulator using a facebow transfer in centric relation is the foundation to thorough case evaluation and treatment planning. The dentist can evaluate the maxillary and mandibular dentitions function in centric relation. This is particularly important if the occlusion is to be reorganised.
Orthodontic study models can also be fabricated.