A Technique to Stabilize Record Bases for Gothic Arch Tracings in Patients with Implant-Retained Complete Dentures


Ariel J. Raigrodski, DMD, Department of Prosthodontics-222, LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70119.


Clinicians have long expressed concern about the accuracy of the Gothic arch tracing for recording centric relation in edentulous patients. With the use of dental implants to assist in retaining complete dentures, the problem of inaccurate recordings, made for patients without natural teeth, can be significantly reduced. This article presents a technique that uses healing abutments to stabilize the record bases so that an accurate Gothic arch tracing can be made.