AD2's newest articulator features a polished, anodized finish; an interchangeable incisal pin; magnetic centric latch retention; and complete interchangeability with Panadent instruments and other AD2 articulators. The company's line of mounting plates is now available in white with larger metal inserts for increased retention and, due to popular demand, has added a cost-effective, KaVo-compatible magnetic mounting plate.
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When O'Rourke received the models with the open CR bites at the laboratory, he mounted them...See more on his own AD2 articulators. After evaluating the case using the four keys of rejuvenation dentistry--the airway, joints, occlusion and tooth anatomy--he called Dr. Stewart to discuss the restorative options. They decided that the most minimally invasive approach was to perform additive coronoplasty by building composite on the patient's teeth in order to restore vertical dimension and proper tooth form, and get the teeth to come together and hold an 8-micron shim on each contact.
However, the patient expressed a desire to crown eight of his maxillary teeth so the dental team refined the treatment plan: they would place IPS e.max crowns on teeth #5 through #12 and perform additive coronoplasty on the remaining teeth.