Tamil Syllable to Record Vertical Dimension in Edentulous Patients- A Phonetic Technique
Dr. Preetha Krishnamurthy,
Consultant, Department of Prosthodontics, Private Practitioner, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
In edentulous patients, an accurate recording of vertical dimension is always a prime consideration for any dentist. Though there have been many advances in techniques and materials for recording vertical dimension, there is still a lack in describing an accurate method of evaluation in edentulous patients. This article describes a quick and easy phonetic technique using Tamil syllables to record the vertical dimension in edentulous patients. Vertical dimension was assessed by asking them to pronounce Tamil syllables. The phonetic method described in this article reduces the chair side time and use of other equipment, ensuring comfort for both the patient and clinician while determining vertical dimension in edentulous patients.