Excerpt from The Dental Record, Vol. 15: A Monthly Journal of Dental Science, Art, and Literature; January-December, 1895
No. 6 gauge, and much prefers this form to any other. The advantages are that greater stiffness is obtained for the weight of platinum used; That the gum ... body is thoroughly united to the platinum That the edges or rim do not require a wire for the abutment of the gum, consequently the margins may be ground away after the plate is in use to relieve any part, without marring the appearance or finish of the plate.
This is an important point,,as most plates require easing a little somewhere to relieve undue pressure, especially in the case of lower sets. After the plate has been swaged, it is better to try it in the mouth, to see if it gives free play to the fraenum and other ligaments. The bite and articulation are made -in the usual manner for gold plates. The teeth are mounted upon the platinum plate similarly to rubber work. Vulcanite or plate teeth can be used in most cases and are as suitable as continuous gum teeth. Bits of paper are placed between the teeth to prevent them touching each other. The next step is to attach a platinum wire for uniting the teeth to the plate. This is also a new modification to take the place of the backings described in the text books.
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