Guiding the handpiece
|During the measurement, the sleeve of the handpiece may not touch the
The distance from the tooth should be 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm.
Advance the handpiece as horizontally as possible and at right angles to the center of the facial anatomic coronal surface to the tooth to be examined.
|Upper jaw, anterior zone
||Upper jaw, posterior zone
|Lower jaw, anterior zone
||Lower jaw, posterior zone
|Deviations from perpendicularity will result in incorrect measurements.|
It is most purposeful to undertake the measurement on a patient setting
During the measurement, the maxillary superior teeth and mandibular teeth must have no contact.
The tongue must not contact the teeth too.
Instruct the patient to open his mouth just a little to facilitate measurement in the lateral zone.