A survey was conducted in January 2017 to determine whether dental undergraduate had performed the clinical procedure of recording Face-Bow during full denture construction or not, at the time of their training in prosthetic department.
Result highlighted that 43.33% had been given demonstration of face-bow record while 56.66% responded negatively.
Complete denture can be fabricated with or without face-bow record.
Methods: Complete data record of 18 patients who received removable complete dentures (RCDs) made using a face-bow transfer and 24 patients who received removable complete dentures (RCDs) without using face-bow transfer was recovered from the department of Prosthodontics at Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry (FMH CMandD) Lahore and analyzed.
Impressions with irreversible hydrocolloid were made to obtain diagnostic casts from Type III dental stone and the casts mounted on a semi-adjustable articulator (Hanau Wide Vue) using a face-bow transfer (Fig.
Face-bow transfer (Hanau spring-bow) was done to mount maxillary cast on a semi-adjustable articulator (Hanau Wide[TM] Vue) with the mandibular cast with the help of the bite registration record.
The present study allows us to conclude that one of the most significant differences between the face-bow mounted models and those mounted with occlusal plane parallel to the floor is simply occlusal plane inclination.
Double-blind study for evaluation of complete dentures made by two techniques with and without face-bow. Braz J Oral Sci 2004; 3(9): 439-445.
At the laboratory, the maxillary and mandibular dentures waxed-up, face-bow
was preserved for the clinical remount.
The maxillary cast was mounted using face-bow
transfer onto a semiadjustable arcon articulator (Whip-mix) and the mandibular cast mounted using the Lucia jig and centric relation record [Fig 3].
The new occlusal relationship that took four weeks of adaptation was transferred via face-bow
to semi-adjustable articulator for use as a guide for the construction of the permanent restorations (Fig 8).
transfer and a mockup was done on the diagnostic cast using semi-adjustable articulator (Hanau wide-hue) (fig.