Occlusion in Denture Construction

Occlusal factors which are considered in Denture Construction:

Muscles

These are the drivers of the system and are what put it all in the motion. They include muscles of mastication and posture, and their adaptability.

Skeleton

Genetic and functional demands strongly affect occlusion. Consider deep Class II malocclusions with exaggerated Curves of Wilson and Curves of Spee.

Joints

Unique in that they function as a pair and dislocate during normal function. Capable of significant remodelling and susceptilble to damage.

Dentition

Dominates the entire system by establishing maximum intercuspation. Establishing a centric occlusion with no sloping interferences is the basis for long term stability.

Patient

Psychological aspects of patient’s expectations and perceptions will either nullify or exaggerate any of the other factors.

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