Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Current mainstream treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are mainly conservative therapies. However, these conservative treatments are symptomatic treatments, not causal treatments. ...
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Reference Position for Occlusal Analysis and Equilibration

Pp. 54-74 (21)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

The value of retruded contact position (RCP) as a reference position for an occlusal analysis has not been demonstrated. On the other hand, muscular contact position (MCP) has been found to be important for a reference position in occlusal analysis and occlusal equilibration.

Keywords:

Reference position, muscular contact position, occlusal equilibration, retruded contact position, intercuspal position, occlusal analysis, Gothic arch tracing, terminal hinge movement, muscular position, Chin-point guidance, habitual closure, double-blind method, ligamentous position, tooth position, postural reflex, centric relation, gnathosonic technique, occlusal splint, median occlusion, electromyographic silent period, Myocentric, bite plate-induced occlusal position.

Affiliation:

General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.