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Occlusion

Key points

  • Occlusion comprising a broad range of form and function variations, functional aspects are considered adequate determinants of physiologic occlusion
  • The masticatory system is able to functionally adapt rather well with a wide spectrum of morphological occlusal variations
  • Most teeth-arrangement and occlusal concerns are readily addressed when managing edentulous patients with complete dentures
  • Planning implant therapy when edentulous arch size discrepancies are present demands scrupulous clinical analysis to ensure optimal occlusion and esthetic outcomes

Clinical topics

Biomechanics and occlusion
Patient assessment

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