Balanced occlusion (anatomic teeth)

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Sunday, July 6, 2008 with 0 comments

3 advantages:

1. Aesthetics

2. Better food penetration

3. Anatomic occlusion is arranged in harmony with the muscles of mastication

3 disadvantages:

1. Precise technique required for set-up

2. Cuspal inclines tend to create greater lateral forces that can harm ridges

3. More time is required to establish a balanced occlusion

The X-dimension: with teeth in full occlusion and incisal guide pin of articulator resting on guide table, this is the distance from the base of the mandibular cast to the base of the articulator.

Category: Prosthodontics Notes



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