Our patient had a functional occlusion
, so laparotomy was not required.
However there are fundamental principles for the construction of a functional appliance: Every patient should maintain functional occlusion
for mastication, and this maybe accomplished by a guide plane (6).
Other chapters in this part cover alignment and occlusion of the dentition, the mechanics of mandibular movements, the criteria for optimal functional occlusion
, and the determining factors for occlusal morphology.
This is consistent with the 100% functional occlusion
noted by the hysterosalpingograms done before the hysterectomies.
The Von Spee's Curve and Wilson's curve are both important for balanced occlusion and functional occlusion
, which provides bilateral, simultaneous, and equal occlusal contacts.