In the analog world, we capture patient records and then transfer the information to an articulator with mounted models. The goal is to simulate patient movement so that we can ensure that teeth do not hit and slide when a person is eating and talking. The gentle (or not so gentle) wear from hit and slides are the cause of many restorations.
When fabricating restorations, it is extremely important that the dentist and lab are working with calibrated articulators. Here’s why.