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A temporary form representing the base of a denture; used for making record of maxillomandibular (jaw) relationships and the arrangement of teeth.
baseplate/base·plate/ (-plāt) a sheet of plastic material used in making trial plates for artificial dentures.
Etymology: Gk, basis + ME, plate
a temporary prosthetic structure that represents the base of a denture, used for making records of maxillomandibular relationships, for evaluating lip line and lip fullness, for arranging artificial denture teeth, or for ensuring a precise fit of a denture by trial placement in the mouth. Also called record base, temporary base.
baseplateA temporary foundation for establishing relationships between the mandible and maxilla and teeth, which is used to construct dentures.
A temporary form representing the base of a denture; used for making maxillomandibular (jaw) relation records or for arranging artificial trial placement in the mouth to ensure exact fit of a denture.
n a temporary form representing the base of a denture and used for making maxillomandibular (jaw) relation records, arranging artificial teeth, or facilitating trial placement in the oral cavity.
n a baseplate lined with plastic or other material to improve its adaptation and stability.
n See wax, baseplate.