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Articles / Occlusion Page 1  
How to Design an Ideal Maxillary Plane of Occlusion For Fixed or Removeable Prosthetics
Article Date: Apr 01, 2016 Vol 15, No 3
James R. Neuber

Over many decades, there have been many concepts of what is accepted as an “Ideal Plane of Occlusion”. Several approaches have included Campers Plane, Frankfurt Plane, “Level to the Floor Plane”, and others. All these planes can be applied with different treatments; however, few can be consistently applied when transferring records accurately from the clinic to lab, verifiable in the design stage, verifiable in clinic or at any stage of treatment with a repeatable position predictably. These are critical qualities when executing full arch rehabilitations with or without vertical dimension changes. The purpose of this article is to illustrate how to design an ideal maxillary plane of occlusion for the physiology of each unique patient all from two key records which are easily recorded by the dental assistant.
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The role of the articulator
Article Date: Apr 01, 2014 Vol 13, No 4
James R. Neuber

The role of the articulator in everyday practice,including when and why its use is important during consultation and treatment
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Prosthetic Solutionsin Acetal Resin
Article Date: Apr 02, 2012 Vol 11, No 4
Claudio Mengani

In recent years we have seen an increasing number of mouths with significant abrasion of the occlusal (due to parafunctional habits), and where there is a strong reduction of the vertical dimension, it is possible that the meniscus to the glenoid is subjected to enormous stress, with possible temporo-mandibular dysfunction. Patients with these problems often have the oval of their faces squashed. At the clinical level, it is possible to encounter the onset of articular noises when opening and/ or closing the mouth, and pain that can limit the dynamics of the mandible. Many articles have been written on these problems in which it is explained how to improve, fix, or try to avoid these situations.

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Newly developes Methods to determine occlusion
Article Date: Mar 01, 2012 Vol 11, No 3
Jochen Peters, MDT

When it comes to applying theoretical knowledge about occlusal relationships when making a prosthesis with ideal chewing efficiency we are often faced with a difficult task. Yet this particular factor is important to determine the differences between single crowns or bridges, which “only” seem to fit, and the ones that really prove to be excellent with regard to functionality.
Contents: Function, Contact point, Occlusion

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Complexity Made Simple
Article Date: Mar 01, 2012 Vol 11, No 3
Luke S. Kahng, CDT

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Utilizing Lingualized Posterior Occlusion in the Construction of Complete Dentures
Article Date: Jan 02, 2012 Vol 11, No 1
Dr. Laszlo Petruska

Lingualized occlusion was originally developed to combine the advantages of the anatomical posterior set up (good esthetics, easy to arrange and adjust) and the monoplane set up. Using this concept good denture stability can be obtained utilizing bilateral balanced occlusion.

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About Cusps, Ideas and “Experienced Masters”
Article Date: Nov 01, 2007 Vol 6, No 9
Julia Polz, Michael Polz, MDT

Review of “The Creutsfeldt – Cone technique”

Dental restorations for nearly nothing, prosthesis from overseas, insufficient liberty for the employer and “MacTooth” are only a few of the subjects, we as dental technologists, philosophize about when we get together at conventions, workshops and other gatherings. Many years of research and a very high amount of financial commitment are necessary to integrate new innovative products into the market and to keep the leading edge.

Two ideas of the Polz team are: the origin and the thoughts of development, as well as the correct application which has been discussed in a previous article: “The Cusp Foil and the Cone Dentine”.

Evolution Created a Perfect Tooth

Twelve to fifteen million years ago, the basic model of the morphology of the human tooth developed. The oldest teeth found, which show the morphology of today are around 4 million years old (Australopithecus afarensis). After this morphological test phase, nature has proven, that the positioning of each cusp to one another and to each tooth of the opposing jaw is perfect. Henry Fairfield Osbornes Congruity Theory (1907) states that single cones of teeth with multiple cusps are molten together. This thought was picked up by the authors of the book “Dental Anatomy and Occlusion” Bertram S. Klaus, Ronald B. Jordan and Leonard Adams. An image out of this book shows the main steps of the evolution of the posterior tooth (Fig.1). Originally, the tooth was a simple conus (stage I). Stages II to V show the different stages of tooth development. Here, it becomes evident a multiple cuspid tooth has developed from the original (conus).

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