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Treatment guidelines

Vertical dimension

Key points

  • Vertical and horizontal jaw relations are integral components of the mandible’s centric relation (CR) position
  • Recording of patient-specific, vertical and horizontal jaw relations is a necessary starting point when planning for the occlusal rehabilitation
  • Esthetic and phonetic assessments are considered optimal for the selection of the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO)

Clinical topics

Diagnosis and treatment planning
Patient assessment

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