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Treatment guidelines

Occlusal schemes

Key points

  • A prosthodontic occlusion for the edentulous patient should reconcile sound biological and functional principles to ensure optimal occlusal relationship
  • There is no clear evidence that any one type of the several described occlusal schemes lead to better clinical outcomes in either complete denture or dental implant therapy

Clinical topics

Biomechanics and occlusion

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