Occlusion in Denture Construction
Occlusal factors which are considered in Denture Construction:
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.
Genetic and functional demands strongly affect occlusion. Consider deep Class II malocclusions with exaggerated Curves of Wilson and Curves of Spee.
Unique in that they function as a pair and dislocate during normal function. Capable of significant remodelling and susceptilble to damage.
Dominates the entire system by establishing maximum intercuspation. Establishing a centric occlusion with no sloping interferences is the basis for long term stability.
Psychological aspects of patient’s expectations and perceptions will either nullify or exaggerate any of the other factors.