anterior guide


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in·ci·sal guide

in dentistry, that part of an articulator on which the anterior guide pin rests to maintain the vertical dimension of occlusion and the incisal guide angle as established by the incisal guidance; may be adjustable, with a changeable superior surface that may be changed to provide variations in the incisal guide angle, or customized, being individually formed in plastic to allow other than straight line incisal guidance in eccentric movements.
Synonym(s): anterior guide

anterior guide

the portion of an articulator that is contacted by the incisal guide pin to maintain the selected separation of the upper and lower members of the articulator. The anterior guide influences the changing relationships of mounted casts in eccentric movements. Also called incisal guide. Compare condylar guide.

in·ci·sal guide

(in-sīzăl gīd)
In dentistry, that part of an articulator on which anterior guide pin rests to maintain vertical dimension of occlusion and incisal guide angle as established by the incisal guidance; may be adjustable, with a changeable superior surface that may be changed to provide variations in the incisal guide angle, or customized, being individually formed in plastic to allow other than straight line incisal guidance in eccentric movements.
Synonym(s): anterior guide.
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