A technique to determine a desired preparation axial inclination

M. Harry Parker, John R. Ivanhoe, John S. Blalock, Kevin B. Frazier, Kevin D. Plummer

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The guidelines recommended in the literature for the convergence angle of a crown preparation vary from 3 to 24 degrees. There is a lack of guidelines on techniques to achieve a specific axial inclination. The purpose of this article was to present a practical technique, with a diamond rotary cutting instrument of known axial inclination, to determine the diamond rotary cutting instrument angulations required to achieve the desired axial inclination of a preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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