5 Measuring Devices in Dentistry and Their Uses

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There are many times when measuring devices are needed for measurement in many disciplines of dentistry. Some examples of what we may need to measure are the length of root canals, width of lesions and the thickness of crowns.

5 Measuring Devices

  1. Figure-of-eight calipers
  2. Iwanson gauge
  3. Vernier gauge
  4. Boley gauge
  5. Dividers.
  1. Figure-of-eight calipers

Measuring devices: Figure-of-eight calipers

Uses and features of Figure-of-eight calipers

  • Used for measuring the thickness of porcelain and metal
  • Calibrated in millimetres and 1/10 millimetres

 2. Iwanson gauge

Measuring devices: Iwanson gauge

Uses and features of Iwanson guage

  • Used for measuring the thickness of porcelain and metal
  • Calibrated in millimetres and 1/10 millimetres

 3.Boley gauge

Measuring devices: Boley gauge

Uses and features of Boley gauge

  • Used in the clinic and in the laboratory
  • Calibrated in millimetres and 1/10 millimetres

 4. Vernier gauge

Measuring devices: Vernier gauge

Uses of Vernier guage

  • Used for measuring in many disciplines of dentistry

 

 5. Dividers

Mesuring devices: Dividers

Uses

  • Used for measuring in many disciplines of dentistry

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