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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 154-157

Functionally generated pathways to develop occlusal scheme for removable partial denture

1 Division of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Pravinkumar G Patil
Division of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.181380

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The functionally generated pathway (FGP) technique consists of registering the occlusal pathways of the posterior teeth in the functional wax and has been classically described as the "three-dimensional static expression of dynamic tooth movement." This clinical report describes the treatment of a partially edentulous patient, with a cast removable partial denture, in which occlusion was developed using the FGP procedure. The FGP technique utilizes the patient's masticatory system to develop occlusion and has the advantages of being simple, accurate, and reliable. If the FGP technique is properly accomplished, only minor intraoral occlusal adjustments are necessary. This article described a technique of developing the FGP occlusion for a patient with cast partial denture with Kennedy's Class III edentulous mandibular arch. CLINICAL RELEVANCE TO INTERDISCIPLINARY DENTISTRY The FGP is highly versatile technique of developing the occlusion-pattern in the removable and fixed dental prostheses including implant restorations. It can be employed with equal efficacy in fabrication of relatively simple restorations such as a single crown, or more complex full mouth reconstructions.

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