Dentistry – Prosthodontics – Preliminary casting – model – or trial denture
54 1, A61C 1100
An apparatus for representing position and function of the jaw and bite of an individual. The apparatus includes a computer including a memory. Information input regarding an outer surface of an object representing at least one part of the jaw and bite into the computer memory. A display for displaying vertical sections representing turning angles of the object and derived from the input information as a function of first control signals generated by the computer. A construction producer producing a construction based upon the displayed vertical sections. The construction is effected by at least one macro instruction carried out by the computer. The macro instruction codes for mathematics and rules for creating the construction. A model producer for producing a model based upon the construction. An articulator receives the model and exposes and simulates function of the outer surface of the object representing the jaw and bite of the individual.
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Wilson John J.
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