A Comprehensive Approach to Die Trimming

Michael A. Mansueto*, Rodney D. Phoenix

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Proper trimming of stone dies is an essential step in fixed prosthodontics. Die trimming requires meticulous technique and a thorough understanding of required elements in die design. By dividing the die into three zones, die contour requirements can be better understood, discussed, and demonstrated. A two‐step technique provides optimal results, incorporating a logical plan with the use of proper magnification and illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • die chipping
  • die contour
  • die stability
  • emergence profile
  • finish line
  • magnification


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