Tooth Position and Occlusal Plane

By Dr.Swathi Pai on Tuesday 6 January 2009 with 0 comments



Anterior and posterior teeth should be placed as close as possible to their original in the mouth. A mandibular occlusal plane that is too high can result in reduced stability, because the lateral tilting forces are magnified as the plane is raised. An elevated occlusal plane prevents the tongue from reaching over the food table into the buccal vestibule. Various anatomical landmarks should be used to determine an acceptable level of the occlusal plane, such as: Stensen’s duct and the retromolar pad.

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