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Treatment guidelines

Occlusion and functional aspects

Key points

  • Existing occlusion is an important part of pre-treatment diagnostics.
  • In (partially) dentate patients most functional tooth contacts occur in a mandibular position slightly anterior to Centric Relation (CR), a position known as Centric Occlusion (CO).
  • Occlusion must give the possibility to design a future implant-supported restoration without high non-axial forces on the occlusal plane.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Establishing the correct occlusal relationship for an implant-retained restoration is another critical factor for long-term success and patient comfort.


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