A Practical Treatise on Mechanical Dentistry - By Joseph Richardson

A Practical Treatise on Mechanical Dentistry - By Joseph Richardson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...dividers, set them say one inch apart, and with one point following the margin of the wax, representing the cutting edge of the teeth, and the other point marking permanently the plaster, you have always in the dividers so set a gage for the length of any particular tooth. A convenient substitute for the dividers may be formed from a piece of wire of convenient length, one-half the diameter of a common excavator, by suitably twisting its middle for a handle, and its ends being sharpened, and pointing in the same direction, I or I y& inches apart. "Thus far we proceed as we do for ordinary gold work. We will now suppose the teeth ground and jointed, leaving as much space between the teeth and plate as the plate will admit of. We next mark with a sharp-pointed instrument on the labial surface of the plate each point where it is necessary to place a loop for purposes hereinafter described. Then apply wax to the external or labial parts of the teeth and plate in any manner sufficient to retain the teeth in position, remove the wax from the lingual parts of the teeth and plate, and mark the position on the metal where it is desirable to insert loops; remove the teeth and wax, and with a small bow-drill make holes through the plate at the several points previously determined on for the attachments, about the size of the ordinary plate punch-hole; take a wire, or ordinary gold plate, cut in strips, say from a half to one line in width, being governed by the amount of room there is under the base of the teeth, and with small, round-nosed pliers, bend the strip around; grasp both ends with square-nosed pliers, draw the round-nosed pliers from the loop, still grasping the square-nosed pliers with the left hand, and with a hammer strike the top of...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236639375
  • 9781236639370