Carbon paper has traditionally been used to determine occlusal contact
points, however other studies have shown that this material can lead to false-positive results due to the influence of factors such as salivation and occlusal morphologyl (32).
Relationship between balancing-side occlusal contact
patterns and temporomandibular joint sounds in humans: proposition of the concept of balancing-side protection.
Also, without a firm occlusal contact
, the opposing tooth that occludes into the abutment tooth may extrude into the abutment tooth and the abutment may also extrude into the opposing tooth.
In the present study it was found that open-bite was statistically correlated with accumulation of calculus in children, and children with erupting teeth, without occlusal contact
, had a higher occurrence of calculus but this was not significant.
Based on assumption that maximum occlusal forces are generated and their redistribution is determined by the character of occlusal contacts
in central occlusion, numerical experiments were performed with the created model's dental arches set into central occlusion position.
They should provide full occlusal contact
and distribute the biting forces over the maximum area of tooth surface (Mulligan, 1983; O'Donnel, Yen & Robinson, 1985).
Changes in occlusal force and occlusal contact
area after active Orthodontic treatment: a pilot study using pressure-sensitive sheets.
Concerning cranial inclination, in 1979 Rocabado suggested the possibility of the mandible contralateral shifting to the head and neck inclination side as a compensatory effect, thus producing an occlusal contact
of greater strength.
For the technique used in this case report, has salient features as static coordinated occlusal contact
of the maximum number of teeth to be present when the mandible is in centric relation.
However, today it is possible to precisely measure the relative force of each occlusal contact
, the timing of the oc- clusal contacts and specific muscle contraction levels, all simul- taneously.
Reduced masticatory function is also related to smaller occlusal contact
The inclusion criteria were physically healthy patients, posterior maxillary or mandibular teeth, prolonged pain to cold, normal periapical radiographic appearance, presence of an opposing tooth (or teeth) with normal occlusal contact
with the opposing tooth (or teeth).
In single tooth implant cases, immediate restoration with or without occlusal contact
have been advocated according to some studies.
Before the acrylic had set, the stent and temporary bridge were removed, all excess was properly trimmed, and embrasures opened and then balanced occlusion verified with no premature occlusal contact
The bite-plane effect might be useful for correcting the molar scissors-bite because it helps the palatal inclined movement of the upper molar by reducing occlusal contact
between the upper and lower molars.