|Classification of waxes
A – Wax pattern :
1 – Green casting wax.
Used for major connector of metallic denture base.
2 – Mesh wax.
Used for minor connector of metallic denture base.
3 – readymade clasp wax.
Used for retention of prepared tooth.
4 – sprue wax.
Used for spruing during casting procedure.
5 – modeling wax.
Used for making temporary denture base. Sometimes it is used in making occlusal rims.
6 – readymade bite rim wax.
Used for making occlusal rims for registration of vertical dimension, centric relation and arrangement of teeth.It is more preferable than modeling wax in making occlusal rims.
B – processing wax:
1 –Boxing wax.
Used for boxing during pouring of impression.
2 – utility wax
Used in boxing procedure, it is applied on the borders of boxing wax to obtain smooth borders.
3 – Carding wax.
Used for attachment of artificial teeth.
4 – Inlay wax.
Used for inlays, crown and bridges.
5 – Tracing wax.
Used for border molding of special tray.
6 – block out wax.
Used for blocking severe undercuts.
7 – sticky wax.
Used for temporary repair of metallic denture base.
8 – relief wax.
Used to relief areas that can't withstand occlusal load.
C – Impression wax.
1 – corrective wax.
Used for correcting final impression defects.
2 – bite registration wax.
Used for bite registration between upper and lower jaws.