Articulator is a mechanical device which represents joints and jaws to which maxillary & mandibular casts may be attached to simulate some or all mandibular movements. The articulator helps to maintain the desired maxillomandibular relationship of the casts during tooth arrangement.  It makes it possible to arrange teeth in the absence of the patient.It is the key instrument for the treatment of full mouth rehabilitation, smile design and dentures.



Uses of facebow and articulator
It help to diagnose dental occlusal conditions in both the natural & artificial dentitions.
It use to plan dental procedures that involve positions, contours & relationships of both natural & artificial teeth as they relate to each other.
It aid in the fabrication of dental appliances & lost dental parts.
It helps in correct & modify completed restorations.