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sur·vey·ing

(sŭr-vā'ing),
In dentistry, the procedure of locating and delineating the contour and position of the abutment teeth and associated structures before designing a removable partial denture.

sur·vey·ing

(sŭr-vā'ing)
In dentistry, procedure of locating and delineating contour and position of abutment teeth and associated structures before designing a removable partial denture.

surveying,

n the procedure of studying the relative parallelism or lack of parallelism of the teeth and associated structures to select a path of placement for a restoration that will encounter the least tooth or tissue interference and provide adequate and balanced retention; locating guiding plane surfaces to direct placement and removal of the restoration and to achieve the best appearance possible.